King Frederick IV of Denmark from 1808-1839, & King of Norway from 1808-1814, the last king of Denmark-Norway. The monograms of the kings are on architecture, gates, coins, and other places within Copenhagen. Elongated pave diamond bail, 3 - 24k gold orbs, applied detailed border
Monogram: King Frederick IV
Size: 86 x 52 mm
Weight: 44.2 grams
Frederick IV of Denmark was a king that was enthralled with Venice. While still the Crowned Prince, he traveled throughout Europe to broaden his education and was so impressed with the architecture in Italy, that when he returned home, he built a palace in the Italian Baroque style. Later, once he was King, he returned to Venice incognito for a nine-week winter stay as the Count of Oldenburg. During the visit, he went to the armory and received 2 ore guns and an ore mortar. A Regatta was held on the Grand Canal in his honor. He was also immortalized in a painting by Luca Carlevarijs. The winter was so unseasonably cold that the lagoon froze, and Venetians were able to walk from the city to the mainland on ice. The Venetians jokingly said, “The Count Oldenburg brought the cold weather with him from Denmark.” King Frederick holds a memorable place in the social history of Venice even to this day.
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