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R.A. Zutt / Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori
« Last post by Cornishman on September 05, 2019, 02:09:09 PM »
Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

R.A. Zutt 1914  Cast oval silver medallion, 50 x 24 mm, 9.76g, Frankenhuis 300

Obv: Standing female, facing left, holding her cloak over her eyes with her right arm, in a grassy landscape, with flowering plants to either side, and two crosses marking graves, one in front of her, another behind her. 1914 in exergue.
Rev: Inscription ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori’ and ‘Opus Zutt A.R’, all within pearl border.
The suspension loop is part of the cast, and bears an import stamp.

The Latin sentence, which translates as ‘It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country’ is taken from Horace’s Odes III, 2, 13. It was memorably used by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) in his poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, written in 1917, describing a poison gas attack, in which he characterised the phrase as ‘The old Lie’. He was killed in November 1918, aged 25, one week before the Armistice.
This rare medallion is recorded by Frankenhuis. Another example was posted by Scott Goodman in 2006 in an on-line forum; a further specimen is in a private collection in Munich: Dietrich O.A. Klose, Europas Verderben 1914-1918. Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg, Munich: Staatliche Münzsammlung München, 2016, p. 222, no. 15.5.
Reading Room / Re: Zetzmann?
« Last post by Cornishman on September 05, 2019, 01:08:15 PM »
I have a copy of Deutsche Silbermedaillen des I.Weltkriegs by Georg Zetzmann if that is what you are after? I can send scans/images of relevant medals if you let me know the numbers you are checking? Best wishes, Cornishman
Reading Room / The Numismatist Volume XXXIII
« Last post by NetJohn on January 27, 2019, 02:04:35 PM »
In The Numismatist (flagship publication of the American Numismatic Association) Volume XXXIII (1920), Dr. Malcolm Storer creates a reference list of medals of the naval battles of WWI (of course, then just called the World War).

Here is the list of pages (per the page number shown, not the PDF page number) where each of his multi-issue articles start:

Pg 146-149 April 1920, Ref No. 1 - 23a (1914)
Pg 198-201 May 1920, Ref No. 24 - 52 (1914-1915)
Pg 236-239 June 1920, Ref No. 53 - 77 (1915)
Pg 295-299 July 1920, Ref No. 78 - 113 (1915-1916)
Pg 344-346 August 1920, Ref No. 114 - 134 (1916-1917)
Pg 388-390 September 1920, Ref No. 135-154 (1917-1919 plus Addendum)

Hopefully this helps someone with some research; 1920-dated documentation puts this nearly contemporary to the medals.

Reading Room / Zetzmann?
« Last post by NetJohn on January 27, 2019, 01:45:36 PM »
Does anyone have the Zetzmann reference that they can provide a cross-reference of medals to the Zetzmann reference number?

Reading Room / Re: Catalog of the M. Frankenhuis Collection
« Last post by NetJohn on January 27, 2019, 01:27:10 PM »
This has been extremely helpful in my research.  Thank you very much for the link!

New Member Welcome and Check In / A Jutland/Skagerrak medal enthusiast/researcher
« Last post by NetJohn on January 27, 2019, 01:25:48 PM »
In 2017 I became interested in the Battle of Jutland/Skagerrak, especially how both belligerents claimed victory and both sides created several different commemorative medals for the battle.

Two of the medals, one by Paul Liebküchler, the other by H. Lindl, appear to fall in this Secessionist movement.

I am hoping that members here can help in research and information for these specific medals, if not other (non-Secessionist) medals.

Thank you,
New Member Welcome and Check In / Greetings to all
« Last post by Cornishman on August 12, 2018, 01:59:27 AM »
Hello to all, I became interested in the field of World War 1 medals a few years ago, and have been able to develop that interest through various channels including receiving a lot of good help and advice from Henry Scott Goodman. Although numismatics is ‘in the blood’, I have been involved in the art and collecting world for some 40 years in completely different areas of interest. I am based in the UK and looking forward to being part of this forum.
New Member Welcome and Check In / Re: Coin Collector
« Last post by Haarmann on February 13, 2018, 10:39:23 PM »
Welcome aboard CC.  I am happy to see your posts have been read eight times so there still is a little activity around these parts although not as much as I could hope.

Anyway, thanks for joining up and feel free to post at will!! 
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