FOUNDING OF THE COLONY OF NEW SERBIA
WAECHTER, Johann Georg: Russia, 1754, Bronze, 64 mm
Obv: Bust of Elizabeth D. G. ELIZABETA. AVGVSTA. OMN. ROSS.
Rev: Minerva with shield standing over instruments of war and peace. Behind,
a monument bearing the arms of New Serbia NOVA SERBIA CONSTITVTA
Signed: G. WAECHTER F.
Ref: Europese Penningen # 2051
Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter the Great. New Serbia
was a district near the modern Novorossiisk, in the Black Sea region.
The medal praises the Empress Elizabeth for supporting
the Serbs in their struggle against the Ottoman Turks.
LINK to Collection
of Medals from Imperial Russia (Yale University)