Object of the month: Medal "Peace of Hubertusburg" by GW Kittel
With this gold medal, the Breslau medalist and engraver Georg Wilhelm Kittel commemorated the Frieden von Hubertusburg, forged almost exactly 250 years ago. The peace treaties between Prussia, Austria and Saxony, signed on 15 February 1763 in the Saxon Schloss Hubertusburg, ended the Seven Years' War.
With Prussia and Great Britain/Kurhannover on one side and the imperial Austrian Habsburg monarchy, France, Russia and the Holy Roman Empire on the other, all major European powers of the time fought in the Seven Years War (1756-1763).
On the front of the coin, under the slogan: "DA UNS DIE FRIEDENSPOST VERGNÜGT" ("SINCE WE ARE DELIGHTED BY THE PEACE MISSIVE") a post rider proclaims the news of peace in the land. The word PEACE comes out of post horn. On the back, below the sentence "GENUG GEFOCHTEN UND GESIEGT" ("FOUGHT AND WON ENOUGH"), a soldier in ancient armour holds a shield adorned with the Prussian eagle.
The medal is part of the Numismatic Collection of the Münzkabinetts of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.