Swedish Plate Money (Two Daler)

Swedish Plate Money (Two Daler)

Date unknown

Metal

Overall: 9.9 x 11.8 cm (3 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.764

Location

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This plate was worth two dalers, which was the standard unit of currency in Sweden in the 18th century.

Description

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

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Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Metal

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