0.900 silver, 16.67gm, diameter 32.8mm. 18.OKTOBER * 1813 = 1913 * around view of monument, E in exergue (mintmark for Muldenhutten). R. DEUTSCHES REICH * DREI MARK * around eagle. Edge lettering: "GOTT MIT UNS". KM1275; Jaeger 140. Currency issue. EF - GEF, with pleasant light toning.
The monument depicted is the "Völkerschlachtdenkmal". This enormous edifice was designed by Bruno Schmitz, and commemorates the defeat of Napoleon's French army at Leipzig, a crucial step towards the end of hostilities in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden were led by Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. There were Germans fighting on both sides, as Napoleon's troops also included conscripted Germans from the left bank of the Rhine annexed by France, as well as troops from his German allies of the Confederation of the Rhine.
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