Three Prussian Kings on the Medal of 1870
Monuments for memory of the battle from 6 August 1870.
The battle of the regiments from different German states against the Frenchmen defending the Höhenzug with Spichern had high losses on both sides: on French side one counted 4078 dead and wound and missing, of the German regiments 4817 men, including 800 dead. Soon after 1870 these soldiers were buried in the honor valley, and on the battleground the first hero monuments were developed for the regiments involved. Mostly at the anniversaries of the battle from 6 August further monuments were inaugurated in the framework by solemn ceremonies, and soon the Spicherer heights developed as a national place of pilgrimage, where visitors could, as with the stations of the cross, go from one Monument to the other.
William I, 1797–1888,
William II, 1859–1941, King of Prussia (1888–1918) and Emperor of Germany, son and successor of Frederick
Reverse: Three heads facing left in center, WILHELM I FRIEDER