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102074 | GERMANY. Flush of Victory cast iron Medal.

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    102074  |  GERMANY & the ENTENTE. Flush of Victory cast iron Medal. Dated 1918. "Im Siegestaumel"—on the winning on all fronts for the Entente through the combined efforts of many nations (58mm, 60.64 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.


    Bust of Marshal Foch facing slightly right, holding saber and rallying highly caricatured representations of the allies: African troops indicative of France and her colonies, Native American warrior indicative of the United States, and Chinese soldier indicative of China's late entry into the war against Germany; between them, shield with 1914 and 1918, the beginning and end dates for the war / IM SIGESTAUMEL / OKTOBER 1918, the French cock, with mask in place of comb above head, standing left atop the three banners of the United States, United Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Italy; in background, bombed out cathedral reading VIVE FOCH (long live Foch) in two lines. Edge: Plain.


    Kienast 213; Klose –; Art of Devastation –. Gem Mint State. Deep charcoal gray surfaces. An interesting issue in which Goetz choses some rather caricaturish ways in which to represent each of the allied powers.


    Ex Leigh Park Collection.


    In this medal, Goetz projects a German loss a result of seemingly the entire outside world ganging up against the latter as the only way in which such a defeat would take place. To that end, he even chose rather caricaturish means to display such allies, resorting to a Native American warrior for the United States, and African colonial troops—a topic that Goetz would revisit later on—for France.


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