GVSTA ADOL D G REX S Crowned "GA" (for "Gustav Adolph") / SOLIDVS CIVI RIGENSIS 27 (for "1627"), Crowned arms of Riga . 17mm, 0.49 grams. Riga mint. Krause KM #9.
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Gustav II Adolf (1594 1632); widely known in English by his Latinized name Gustavus Adolphus or as Gustav II Adolph, or as Gustavus Adolphus the Great; was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and is credited as the founder of Sweden as a Great Power. He led Sweden to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War, helping to determine the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe.