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102503 | GERMANY. Auguste Viktoria silver Medal.

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    102503  |  GERMANY. Auguste Viktoria silver Medal. Issued 1914. World War I series: The compassion and charity of the empress (34mm, 17.59 g, 12h). By P. Sturm at the Grünthal Workshop in Berlin. AVGVSTE / VICTORIA, crowned and draped bust left; Red Cross medal to left // BARMHERZIGKEIT, wounded soldier standing facing and being tended to by medic to left and nurse to right. Edge: SILBER 800.


    Zetzmann 5005. PCGS SP-64. Frosted devices and exceedingly deep mirrored fields, with some subtle champagne toning around the devices. Tied with just one other example for the top spot in the PCGS census.


    The Red Cross medal was created by Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898 in order to recognize those who performed acts of service unto the sick or wounded during wartime. Empress Auguste Viktoria (Augusta Victoria), the organization's royal patroness, wanted these acts to be recognized during peacetime as well, and instituted their inclusion.


    Upload: 17 June 2024.

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