101230 | SWEDEN. Idun Society silver Medal.
101230 | SWEDEN. Idun Society silver Medal. Issued 1912. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the men's cultural society (45mm, 41.50 g, 12h). By E. Lindberg.
Iðunn advancing left in the woods, carrying basket of apples; doves flying in the background / Square frame containing IDUN / D • 22 • NOV / 1862 – 1912 in three lines; wreath with apples on branches below. Edge: Plain.
Ehrensvärd 114. Mintage: 50 (in silver) & 100 (in bronze). Gem Mint State. Charming gunmetal gray surfaces, though a light print is noted on the obverse. Includes original roundelle. Very rare type in silver.
In 1862, Axel key and five other men founded the "Idun Society," a group whose intention was to "...bring about a widened personal acquaintance between Stockholm-settled men who have demonstrated an active interest with regard to science, literature and/or art." For the society's name, they chose "Idun," with Idun (Iðunn) being the goddess associated with apples and youth in Norse mythology.
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