Chr. III’s Sword of State

Christian III’s Sword of State. Grip and scabbard of gilt silver with enamel and table-cut stone.
Made in 1551 by the goldsmith Johann Siebe. Before the introduction of Absolutism in 1660, the Sword of State was the first of the regalia to be handed over to the King. Used for the last time at the coronation of Frederik III in 1648, and was since replaced by the anointing sword.