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1675. THE SIEGE OF WISMAR IN THE SCANIAN WAR BY THE DANES ON DECEMBER 13, AND FESTIVE ENTRY OF THE DANISH ROYAL COUPLE ON DECEMBER 16 . By Jeremias Hercules.

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Obv. The royal couple, King Christian V of Denmark with sash and the Order of the Elephant and his wife Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, facing right, embracing one another.
Kz. The King on horseback in full armor with helmet, baton in his right hand with the Order of the Elephant galloping to the right. The sheet is showing the crowned monogram of the King. In the background, the army and view on Wismar. Signed in the right hand corner IH.
silver, 56 mm., 73.38 grams.

After the defeat of Sweden in Fehrbellin on June 28, 1675 also Christian V of Denmark joined openly Brandenburg against Sweden. He wanted, together with Friedrich Wilhelm, the Great Elector to expel the Swedes from their German possessions. The two allies met in October 1675 before Stralsund, but decided to postpone a siege of the city. The Danish King then went to Wismar, where Sweden had their largest and most suitable port on the German Baltic coast for an attack on Denmark. On October 31 began the bombardment and siege of the city under the command of the Swedish Lieutenant General Gustav Wrangel. Essential for the defense of the Mecklenburg town was the island fortress of Walfisch which is also featured on the medal. Walfisch was already Danish hands on 5 November. Despite the courageous defense of the Swedes, the Danes finally managed to take the city on 13 December under the leadership of Lieutenant General Niels Rosenkrantz. The Swedish Lieutenant General Gustav Wrangel surrendered on 14 December .
 

Reference

Galster 101

Quality

Extremely fine

Price

verkocht / sold.