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102762 | GERMANY. War Effort Mobilization gilt bronze Medal.

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    102762  |  GERMANY. Mobilization gilt bronze Medal. Issued 1915. World War I series: the performance of the German railways during mobilization (38mm, 24.16 g, 12h).


    DER KONIG RIEF U. ALLE, ALLE KAMEN, map of Europe, with a wreath over Germany and swords dug into her three enemies: France, England, and Russia // Legend in 24 lines. Edge: A few light marks, otherwise plain.


    Cf. Zetzmann 5009 (silver & 1914/15 with four swords [Italy]). Mint State. Light brown-bronze surfaces, with some brilliance remaining in the protected areas.


    An interesting type that was issued at a few different intervals over the final months of 1914 and clearly into 1915, this type speaks to the use of the railroad by the German Empire to deploy troops to the various fronts in the war effort. Swords are placed in spots the pierce at the heart of her enemies. On this earlier type, the date of 1914 is present along with three swords. Eventually, an issue would be created with the date 1914/15 instead, and then also one with four swords instead of three (the fourth poking into Italy—clearly after Italy's change of alliances), and then lastly, the same four swords without a date present. The type is also seen in silver as well as gilt bronze.


    Upload: 17 June 2024.

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