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Battle at Lesnaya,
September 28 (October 9), 1708

Author

Kittel Johann

Materials

silver

Weight

50.97 гр

Size

46 мм

Provenance

From the collection of Alexander Stakhovich , 1983

Inventory №

251777

Obverse

PETRVS ALEXII FIL. D.G. RVSS IMPREX SIB. ASTR. CAS. M. DVX MOSC.
Tsar Peter I on a horseback galloping right, trampling war trophies with lion's head
In exergue: REDITECERTAMINE/ VICTOR*
Signed: K (Kittel)

Comments

Hieronymus Spartanus. Miles Christianus... Basileae, 1540. 620-629:
Denique ceu spinas, tendentis ad aethera gressum
Christus divitias impedimenta vocat.
Noluit ista pati Moses obstacula, stricta
Quin petat exilium, Numinis ore, manu.
Aeger et hoc Iobus redit e certamine victor
Omnibus ereptis vivit amore Dei.
Iussa cohors duodena sequi sine munere Christum
Quum foret, atque suae linquere cuncta domi:
Dis famis econtra subeunda pericla futurae
Obicit, horrendam pauperiemque viris...

Reverse

GLORISA VICTORIA AD LESSNAM./ 28. SEPT. S.V./ LEECNO
Victory sitting left on a war trophy, laureating with wreath plan of the battle, holding shield with inscription: CAPVT/ EST/ A CORPORE/ LONGE./ OVID.
In exergue: DEVICTO LOWEN HAVPT/ CAESISAVT CAPT. XVI./ MILL.SVEC.

Comments

there is a mistake in a word "Gloriosa"

Notes

Plan of the battle on the reverse reproduced engraving from "Book of Mars"
Copy

Original author

Müller/ Miller/ Myller Philipp Heinrich

Literature

Shchukina 2006 (№ 63 (тип)); Russian Victories 2009, 283

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