Obverse: Laureate head in profile right. Reverse: Within laurel wreath, an inscription, commemmorating the victory of General von Diebitsch bei Schumla during the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855; 1825, Emperor), Battle of Schumla on May 30, 1829

Modeled by Gottfried Bernhard Loos, Royal Prussian Iron Foundry, Berlin


The Battle of Schumla was fought between Russia and Turkey over the fate of the Orthodox Christian population in the Balkans.