This battle of 1632 was during the Thirty Years' War between the Catholics and Protestants in Europe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_F%C3%BCrth
The man on horseback appears to be King Gustavus II (Gustav Adolph), the Swedish King and leader of the Protestant forces.
8-1/2" high, 4" diameter at base, 2-5/8" diameter at the top.
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