Silver figurine

Gilt silver figurine of Christian IV. Made by the goldsmith Heinrich Beust in Brunswick in 1598, commissioned by the King and paid for with the prizes he had won at tilting at the ring during the coronation celebrations.

After the losses from the 30 year’s war in 1628, Christian IV considered it necessary to sell most of his silver pieces keeping only a baptismal present and this statue, as a reminder of the achievements of his youth.

Worth noting are the various names and coat of arms’, inscribed on the statue, of the different opponents he faced in this tournament.

 

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