102168 | GERMANY. The Storms of November cast bronze Medal.
102168 | GERMANY. The Storms of November cast bronze Medal. Dated 1918. "Novembersturm"—lampooning a word that the Kaiser used in reference to quashing anyone who would dare stand up to him (58mm, 60.75 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.
WER SICH MIR ENTGEGEN STELLT, DEN ZERSCHMETTERE (he who stands up against me shall be quashed), sailor left, kicking Kaiser Wilhelm from behind over the boundary stone into the Netherlands, denoted by a field of tulips / Leafless, split oak tree, representing the Kaiser's hereditary Hohenzollern line, being blown over by personification of the winds of change; in background to left, castle being blown over as well. Edge: Plain.
Kienast 232; Klose –; Art of Devastation –. Mint State. Alluring brown surfaces, with good relief, though some light chasing in the obverse field likely as made.
Despite projecting an aura impervious to any challenge to his authority, Kaiser Wilhelm could not withstand the German loss in World War I, ultimately losing the crowns of his hereditary realm of Hohenzollern Prussia along with the Empire to which it became attached upon German unification some five decades prior. He then retreated to the Netherlands, where he would remain for the rest of his life.
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