1673, Denmark, Christian V. Large Silver Krone (4 Mark) Coin. R!
Mint Year: 1673
Mint Place: Copenhagen
Denomination: Krone (4 Mark)
Reference: Davenport 3633, H. 121, KM-330. R!
Obverse: Crowned cipher (C5) of Christian V.
Legend: * PIETATE * ET * (privy mark) * IUSTITIA *
Reverse: Crowned sheild with arms of Denmark (three lions, flanked by hearts) placed on large cross in background.
Legend: * IIII * MARCK - DANSKE . 1673 *
Christian V (15 April 1646 – 25 August 1699) was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 until his death in 1699.
Well-regarded by the common people, he was the first king anointed at Frederiksborg Castle chapel as absolute monarch since the decree that institutionalized the supremacy of the Danish king, he fortified the absolutist system against the aristocracy by accelerating his father’s practice of allowing Holstein nobles and Danish commoners into state service.
As king he wanted to show his power as absolute monarch through architecture, and dreamed of a Danish Versailles. He was the first to use the 1671 Throne Chair of Denmark, partly made for this purpose. His motto was: Pietate et Justitia (With piety and justice).