MEDALJ. 1789. AUSTRIA. Belgrade battle 1789.
Battle led by Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon (1717-1790).
Obverse: Bust of general feld marschal Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon. Legend: "LAUDON K.K. GENERAL FELD MARSCHAL".
Reverse: Horseman riding to attack in fron of city view of Belgrade. Legend: "DORT.HERR.U.GIDEON.LAUDON.HIR.U.BELGRAT.FÄLT|BELGRAT.D.8.OCT.1789".
The Belgrade battle was led by austrian Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon during the Russia/Austria war against Turkey. Though old and broken in health, von Laudon was commander-in-chief, and he won a last brilliant success by capturing Belgrade in three weeks, 1789. He died within the year in Moravia, still on duty.
Engraved year 1789 by J. Reich. Tin, with a diametre of 47 mm. [References: Wurz.4278, Wellh.14074, Horsky.7434, Weifert.60].