101158 | GERMANY. Frankfurt. Zeppelin gilt bronze Medal.

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    101158  |  GERMANY. Frankfurt. Zeppelin gilt bronze Medal. Issued 1909 for the International Airshow (70mm, 150.26 g, 12h). By W. O. Prack.

     

    Nude male standing right, with arms uplifted; zeppelin in flight in background; in four lines in exergue, UND EIN FLÜGEL PAAR / FALTET SICH LOS! / DORTHIN! ICH MUSS! ICH MUSS! / GÖNNTMIR DEN FLUG (...a let us fold a pair of wings! Mastery I must have, I must! Give me the power of flight! –adapted from Goethe) / INTERNATIONALE / LUFTSCHIFFAHRT / AUSSTELLUNG / FRANKFURT A/M in four lines; hot air balloon above. Edge: C. POELLATH BRONCE.

     

    Hans Kaiser 337; Malpas –. About Uncirculated. Yellow-bronze surfaces, with some scattered marks on the obverse and some light hairlines on the reverse. Great aviation type with two forms of lighter than air vessels.

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