This listing is for the EXACT COIN shown in the photos!
- Ruler: Christian V, Denmark
Year: 1677 to 1679
Size (diameter): 19mm
- Denomination: 2 skilling dansk
- Material: Billon (silver mixed with copper or other base metals)
Design: Crowned arms of Denmark on obverse, "II SKILL DANS" on reverse
Christian V was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 until his death in 1699. He was well-regarded by the common people, and was the first king anointed as an absolute monarch at Frederiksborg Castle chapel. He fortified the absolutist system against the aristocracy by allowing both Holstein nobles and Danish and Norwegian commoners into state service. He wanted to show his power as an absolute monarch through architecture, and dreamed of a Danish Versailles. He initiated the Scanian War (1675-1679) against Sweden in an attempt to reconquer Scania which Denmark had lost under the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658 but the war efforts proved politically and financially unremunerative for Denmark-Norway. Christian V introduced the Danish Code in 1683, the first law code for all of Denmark, and also introduced the similar Norske Lov of 1687 to replace Christian IVs Norwegian Code.
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity and glass top display box as shown in the listing photos.