Medal for the Pacification of Hungary and Transylvania,
In silver, measures 29.2 mm in width, 35.1 mm in height
including the eyelet; weighs 10.7 g without suspension and
The obverse shows Imperial double-headed eagle, with
inscription along the edge in old Slavonic, "God is With Us.
People Take Heed and Submit".
In outstanding, excellent condition. The raised details are
beautifully preserved and crisp, practically free of wear.
There are just a couple of tiny scratches near the right
head of the eagle, nearly unnoticeable without a magnifying
glass, but the background field is almost pristine
otherwise. The edge is without bumps or dings. This superb
example is almost impossible to upgrade.
When Hungary seceded from the Austrian Empire in 1848
Austrian Emperor Frances Joseph requested military help from
Nicholas I. The Russian Emperor ever concerned with the
spread of republican ideas was happy to oblige. Within a
year 140 thousand strong Russian army under Field Marshal
Paskevich invaded Hungary from Poland whereas another army
broke into Transylvania from Moldavia. The revolt was
crushed by August 1849. The medal was established the
following year and awarded to all ranks that took part in
the campaign. A little over 212,000 have been issued.
/See Dimitri Romanov, "The Orders, Medals and History of
Imperial Russia", pp. 158-159/