Swedish copper coin from1644, one face features the shield and crown of Christina with the date, the other face features three crowns with the initials CRS meaning Christina Regina Sveciae or Queen Christina of Sweden.  Handmade pressure set in sterling silver, the 30mm coin is suspended from 29" of sterling silver and patina brass chain connected with Swedish Blue glassy slag, baltic amber, and amethyst beads.

Queen Christina (b.1626-1689) (reign 1632-54) was one of the most unusual monarchs in European history.  She inherited the throne at age 6 from her father killed at war.  She was reared by brilliant tutors and advised to rule in a complex and dangerous polital world.  Christina was called the Minerva of the North for her intellect and devotion to study, her motto: "Wisdom is the nation's support."

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