Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists - WWI 1914 -1918 => Richard Klein => Topic started by: Rabenauge on December 18, 2019, 04:31:59 PM

Title: Crown Prince Rupprecht
Post by: Rabenauge on December 18, 2019, 04:31:59 PM

Richard Klein  1914 

RVPPRECHT  KRON  -——  PRINZ V・BAYERN (obv) / DIE — BAYERN — IM WELTKRIEG (rev) (Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria / Bavarians in the World War).  Cast bronze, light-brown patina, 85.3 mm, 212.48 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Bust profile portrait to right; lower center Bavarian state arms; title legend around edge; artist's initials RK center left; raised rim. 

Reverse: Full-length en face soldier wearing Pickelhaube prepares to fight, head turned to right, legs braced apart, right arm extended, hand holding a rifle, left hand rolling up his right shirt sleeve; behind him the royal Bavarian lion charges to right; title legend around upper edge; date 1914 in exergue; raised rim.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. "XXI" (loosely inserted plate without number).

Cf:Schulman. 1917.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXX, p. 56: 582 (examples in silver and bronze).

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 76: 561.

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg, p. 40: 2.7.