War and Peace

This medal refers to the collapse of Prussia during the Napoleonic Wars, the departure of the royal family in 1806, and the return to Berlin of King Friedrich Wilhelm III on December 23, 1809. It was cast at the Royal Prussian Iron Foundry in Berlin and sold along the route between Königsberg in East Prussia, […]

Unity of Schleswig and Holstein with Denmark

In 1460, King Christian I of Denmark incorporated the German-speaking Holstein and the Danish-speaking Duchy of Schleswig into Denmark. In March 1848 the Holstein leaders demanded a free, joint constitution for Schleswig and Holstein, while the Danish National Liberals advocated a free constitution for Denmark and Schleswig and the separation of Holstein from Schleswig. With […]