101588 | GERMANY. Graf von Zeppelin bronze Medal.

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    101588  |  GERMANY. Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin bronze Medal. Issued 1914. World War I series: the use of the Zeppelin during warfare (60mm, 93.38 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, holding olive branch and with head uplifted toward zeppelin flying above; to right, nude male crouching on ground right in horror; DAS / ENDE KRÖNT / DAS WERK (the end crowns the work) in three lines to right; BEWUNDERUNG UND ENTSETZEN (admiration and disaster). Edge: Plain.

     

    Zetzmann 2085 var. (silver); Hans Kaiser 408. Choice Mint State. Deep olive-brown surfaces, with a subtle matte nature. 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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