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n.1.A Swedish coin worth about twenty-seven cents. It was formerly the unit of value in Sweden.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A servant in Tromso could earn just 1,50 riksdaler a year, in the region of Finnmark was possible to earn up to 5,77 riksdaler a year.
The Swedish government was prepared to concede occupied Karelia and Ingria to Russia for 4 million riksdaler (initially the Swedish side had insisted on payment of 7 million riksdaler).
Several alternatives were discussed in the I concerned court, which finally decided that the citizens would be divided into groups often, each of which should collectively pay a fine of RD 50 (Riksdaler, an old Swedish coinage); if a group could not pay, then its members should throw dice and the one who scored lowest would be imprisoned for 14 days and fed only water and bread.
Joran Adlerbeth reports in a pro memoria of 19 March 1808 that Frigel's catalogue was so greatly appreciated and admired that even though the finances forbade it (due to the Swedish war against Russia), Frigel be paid 50 riksdaler for its completion.
In 1797 it was decided that the Academy should assign 40 or 50 Swedish riksdaler for new purchases to the library (this represented, in a typical year, around 5% of the total annual expenses of the Academy).
(53.) A deaconess received a salary of 200-225 riksdaler per year in the 1850s and early 1860s.
It was determined that he had stolen about 40,000 riksdaler (dollars) in silver, a large sum of money in those days.
(The executioner, Anders Johnsen, got 10 riksdaler (dollars) in fee for the job, probably paid in coins with mint master Meyer's initials on one of the sides.) Two months later, 40-year-old Meyer died in the darkness of his small cell (Ronning 1986).
His "extremely beautiful and valuable collection of 4,000 specimens of minerals" was purchased by Uppsala University in 1751 for 18,000 riksdaler.
It was purchased by Count Nils Bielke (1724-1792) in 1784 for 1,336 riksdaler; Bielke donated it to the mining college in the early 1790's, and it is still preserved there today.