100677 | GERMANY. Hochwasserhilfe uniface bronze Plaque.

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    100677 | GERMANY. Hochwasserhilfe uniface bronze Plaque. Issued circa 1920. "Der Tod als Schnitter" (79x39mm, 67.30 g). By J. Prinz. Death, as a (grim) reaper, advancing left through devastated field, holding scythe and leading female in mourning; DER TOD ALS SCHNITTER in exergue / Blank. Edge: Plain.

     

    About Uncirculated. Yellow-bronze surfaces, a few light marks and spots. Rather scarce and interesting, and very haunting.

     

    Issued following devastating flooding in the Danubian region, these plaques were sold as a reminder of the event and also as a way to generate funds for the recovery (Hochwasserhilfe). Here, Death is seen guiding a mourning maiden through a field of grains which, from the ravaging waters, have been laid on their side. Each grain can be seen as a soul, so, in a sense, they are wading their way through a sea of souls.

     

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