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102509 | GERMANY. Kronprinz Wilhelm silver Medal.

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    102509  |  GERMANY. Kronprinz Wilhelm silver Medal. Issued 1914. World War I series: The Siege of Longwy (35mm, 18.70 g, 12h). By H. Splieth for O. Oertel in Berlin.


    WILHELM KRONPRINZ D DEUTSCH REICHES U V PREUSSEN, bust facing, wearing Totenkopfhelm (Prussian kucsma of the Death's Head Hussars) // DEM SIEGER VON LONGWY, soldier in medieval armor left, weiling sword and shield; panel in background with battle scene. Edge: SILBER 990.


    Zetzmann 4018. PCGS SP-63. Most attractively toned, with tremendous vibrant iridescence and a prooflike nature in the fields.


    Friedrich II der Große (Frederick the Great) created a regiment of hussar cavalrymen in the Prussian army and adorned their busbys (tall military hat) with the Totenkopf symbol, the skull and crossbones. This symbol continued to be worn by various prominent German military figures in World War I, such as August von Mackensen, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and the kaiser's son, Kronprinz Wilhelm.


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