101346 | SWEDEN. Gustaf V/Masonic bronze Medal.
101346 | SWEDEN. Gustaf V/Masonic bronze Medal. Issued 1927. Commemorating the king's 50th year as a mason (56mm, 72.12 g, 12h). By E. Lindberg in Stockholm.
+ GUSTAF V SVERIGES KONUNG IX FRIM • PROV • V • S • V •, bare head left / GENOM TÖCKNEN MOT LJUSET (through the mist to the light), eagle, with head right, standing left atop rocks and among the clouds and star-filled sky; AV SVENSKA / STORA LANDS– / LOGEN – TILL MINNE AV / ÅREN / 1877–1927 across lower field. Edge: BRONS 1927.
Ehrensvärd 269. Mintage: 1 (in gold, presented to the king) & an unlisted amount in silver and bronze. Choice Mint State. Charming light bronze surfaces, with a subtle matte nature.
Entering the lodge as a mason at the age of 19, the future king Gustaf V would eventually serve, in his role as the king of Sweden, as the Grandmaster of the Swedish Order of Freemasons. Here, Lindberg commemorates the king's 50th year as a mason.