Collection of Benjamin Weiss
CHARLES VI, PEACE OF VIENNA
GENNARO, Maria Antonio de: Germany, 1725, Bronze, 55 mm
Charles VI (1685-1740), Roman Emperor (1711-1740), was born in Vienna, the second son of the Emperor Leopold. On the death of his elder brother Joseph I in 1711, Charles inherited the possessions of the House of Habsburg. He abandoned Spain, however, and was crowned emperor in 1711.
The medal commemorates the Peace of Vienna between Spain and Austria, signed April 30, 1725. It confirmed the assignment of the Southern Netherlands to Austria.
LINK to Portrait and Biography of Charles VI ( from Wikipedia)