Swedish Plate Money (Half Daler)

Swedish Plate Money (Half Daler)

1731

Copper

Overall: 9.6 x 9.9 cm (3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.763

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This plate was worth a half daler, which was the standard unit of currency in Sweden in the 18th century.

Description

Some monetary denominations in Sweden were issued in large plates of copper and silver because the ores were plentiful. However, by the late 1770s these plates were considered too cumbersome, and consequently, Sweden began issuing some of Europe's first denominations in paper money.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Copper

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