101407 | AUSTRIA. Submarine Warfare in the Mediterranean zinc Medal.
101407 | AUSTRIA. Submarine Warfare in the Mediterranean zinc Medal. Issued 1915. Austrian Red Cross series (45mm, 31.34 g, 12h). By W. Hejda.
VNTER•SEE, forepart of anthropomorphized ichthyic sea monster right, cradling torpedo in each arm / ROTES / KREUZ • KRIEGS– / HILFSBÜRO • / KRIEGSFÜRSORGE– / AMT / 1914–1915 in six lines. Edge: Plain.
Hauser 1404. Choice Mint State. Matte charcoal surfaces. Great allegorical type.
Numerous new aspects of warfare debuted during the world's first major war, and one of them included the use of submarines and, quite pivotally, the torpedoes which they could deploy. This medal combines man and fish, essentially indicating that the vessels themselves were monsters lurking below the depths.
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