Battle of Preuss Eylau
Silver medal 1807. Head to d. R / The emperor sitting on a pile of arms and flags, holds d. a sword and in the s. a small statue of victory. Opus Andrieu - Brenet. Julius 1728. Bramsen 628. Coll. Essling 1163. diam. mm. 41. q.FDC.Very rare. Variant with NEAPOLIO on the right instead of NAPOLEON.
After the French crossed the Vistula, Russia felt threatened along its border and faced the enemy with its army near Preuss - Eylau, where on February 8, 1807 a bloody battle took place with heavy losses on both sides. Eventually the Russians withdrew losing 20 generals, 900 officers, more than 30,000 dead and wounded men; French losses amounted to 10,000 men.