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100605 | GERMANY. Graf von Zeppelin silver Medal.

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    100605 | GERMANY. Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin silver Medal. Issued 1914. The use of the Zeppelin during warfare (33mm, 14.90 g, 12h). By Mayer & Wilhelm in Stuttgart.


    GRAF FERD V ZEPPELIN, bust facing slightly right / UNSER ZEPPELIN IN TÄTIGKEIT IM FELDZUG 1914, airship flying right, bombing various fotifications below. Edge: 950 SILBER.


    Zetzmann 4010 var. (plain edge); Hans Kaiser Coll. 406.1; Bernd Kaiser IV 16a; Bernd Kaiser V 716a. Gem Mint State. Exceptionally prooflike surfaces, with an attractive cobalt and burgundy tone around the devices. A captivating piece.


    Ex Meister & Sonntag 5 (19 September 2007), lot 2236.


    Zeppelin was a German general and aircraft manufacturer, who later founded the airship company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin. During World War I, many of his airships were utilized in scouting missions and bombing campaigns, most notably in Britain where their bombings killed over 500 citizens.


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