100835 | GERMANY. Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin zinc Medal
100835 | GERMANY. Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin zinc Medal. Issued 1918. World War I series: the use of the Zeppelin during warfare (34mm, 14.69 g, 12h). By B. H. Mayer's in Pforzheim.
GRAF VON ZEPPELIN, bust facing slightly right / DAS ENDE KRÖNT DAS WERK (the end crowns the work), nude female on knees right, head uplifted toward zeppelin flying above; to right, nude male crouching on ground right in horror; BEWUNDERUNG UND ENTSETZEN (admiration and disaster). Edge: Plain.
Cf. Zetzmann 2085b (metal unlisted); cf. Hans Kaiser 408.1 (module). Mint State. Slate gray surfaces, with some scattered marks and roughness typical of the metal. Very rare.
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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