101263 | GERMANY. Dresden. Masonic bronze Plaque.
101263 | GERMANY. Dresden. Masonic bronze Plaque. Issued 1911 for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Grand Lodge of Saxony (39x59mm, 58.28 g, 12h). By H. Speiler.
St. John the Baptist standing slightly right, holding crozier and raising hand; to right, Sphinx left; in background, crowned and radiant Masonic arms above the pyramids / ZUM GEDENKEN / AN DIE / HUNDERTJAHR– / FEIER / DER GROSSEN / LANDESLOGE / VON / SACHSEN / DRESDEN / 28 SEPTBR in ten lines; all between Doric (strength) and Corinthian (beauty) columns. Edge: Plain.
Choice Mint State. Pleasing brown surfaces, with a few minor spots of red corrosion. A scarce and interesting masonic type.
The Grand Lodge of Saxony was formed in 1811 in Dresden, with it reaching a peak membership of 7,200 freemasons in 1930. Just five years later, it was dissolved on account of increasing pressure placed upon the chapters by the Third Reich's Gestapo and SS.