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101977 | AUSTRIA. Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff bronze Medal.

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    101977  |  AUSTRIA. Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff bronze Medal. Issued 1866. Commemorating his naval leadership during the Austro-Prussian War (62mm, 86.19 g, 12h). By J. Tautenhayn.

     

    WILHELM VON TEGETTHOFF, bust right, in military attire / Victory, holding palm frond and wreath, riding hippocamp left; in three lines in exergue, HELGOLAND 9 MAI 1864 / LISSA / 20 JULI 1866. Edge: Plain.

     

    Hauser 2296; Wurzbach 8690. Choice Mint State. Olive-brown surfaces, with a charming matte nature.

     

    Considered one of the more adept naval commanders of the 19th century, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff rose greatly within the Austrian ranks following his adept leadership in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866. Though Austria would ultimately lose to a Prussian-Italian alliance, Tegetthoff's contributions were not overlooked, and he was widely celebrated among the ruling elites.

     

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