101649 | SWEDEN. Sporrong's 100th Anniversary bronze Medal.
101649 | SWEDEN. Sporrong's 100th Anniversary bronze Medal. Issued 1942 for the centennial of the metalworks manufacturing company (56mm, 72.18 g, 12h). By T. Strindberg.
CARL CLAES SPORRONG * 1816 + 1864 • CARL FREDRIK SPORRONG * 1845 + 1896, jugate busts left of Carl Claes & Carl Fredrik Sporrong; in four lines in exergue, METALLFABRIKSAKTIEBOLAGET / C • C • SPORRONG & CO / PRÄGLADE MEDALJEN / 1942 / KONST INDUSTRI HANTVERK, two engravers at work before coining press, with one holding galvano; in seven lines in exergue, MÄSTER HENRIK GRUNDADE / VERKSTADEN 1666 / CARL CLAES SPORRONG / ÖVERTOG RÖRELSEN 1842 / CARL FREDRIK SPORRONG / UTVIDGADE VERKSAMHETEN / 1864–1896. Edge: SPORRONG & Co.
Choice Mint State. Pleasing brown-bronze surfaces, with a slightly matte nature.
Originally founded in 1666 in Stockholm for the manufacturing of belts, the company that would come to be known as Sporrong was taken over by Carl Claes Sporrong in 1842 following several name and ownership changes. The firm continues to this day under the same name, and added medallic art to its portfolio in the 20th century. This medal celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sporrong name in 1942, and those who have purchased Swedish medals from us in the past may well recognize the company as a prolific manufacturer.
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