101743 | BELGIUM & GERMANY. Revenge over Germany bronze Medal.

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    101743  |  BELGIUM & GERMANY. Eugene van den Bosch/Revenge over Germany bronze Medal. Issued 1918 (59mm, 77.50 g, 12h). By J. Dupon for Fonson.

     

    EVG V D BOSCH ADV ANTVERP, bust left; OB / CIVES / SERVATOS in three lines to left / Nude male (representing Belgium) on knees facing left, shackled and with head turned toward background which features rising sun and illusion of a hand strangling the German eagle wearing Pickelhaube; two line inscription across field: VN JOVR / VIENDRA – QVI TOVT / PAYERA (a day will come for which you will pay for this). Edge: FONSON & Cie.

     

    British Museum #2003,0707.20. Choice Mint State. Yellow-brown surfaces, with some very light spotting. A fairly scarce and poignant medal from the end of the war.

     

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