101690 | UNITED STATES, FINLAND & SWEDEN. Colonial Settlements bronze Medal.
101690 | UNITED STATES, FINLAND & SWEDEN. Scandinavian Settlements bronze Medal. Issued 1938. Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the Finnish Participation in the Swedish-Finnish Settlement in Delaware (57mm, 81.80 g, 12h). By Alpo Sailo.
SUOMALAISIA TALONPOIKIA AMIR KLAUS LAURINP FLEMING / 1638 – 1938, busts of two men, woman, and child facing slightly right / DELAWAREN SIRTOKUNNAN 300-VUOTISMUISTO, perspective view of log church; corn stalks and stump in foreground. Edge: LYÖTTÄNYT SUOMEN TASAVALTA «hallmark» PRONSSI.
Rulau Q7. Mint State. Deep glossy brown surfaces, with just a hint of light rub upon the high points.
Though a Swedish venture, the colonial foothold established in what is now Delaware did include some Finnish participation as well. At the time, Finns were subjects of the Swedish crown, and were a large contingent of the eventual settlers. As such, this medal was commissioned in Finland in order to commemorate their role in the colony, paralleling the Swedish and American commemoratives at the time.