Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists - WWI 1914 -1918 => Richard Klein => Topic started by: Rabenauge on January 05, 2020, 03:49:27 PM

Title: European war 1915
Post by: Rabenauge on January 05, 2020, 03:49:27 PM

Richard Klein  1915 

GOTT —  MIT —  VNS  /  EUROPÄISCHER KRIEG (God is with us / European war).  Cast iron, blackened, 67.67 mm, 60.16 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: War, or Second Horseman of the Apocalypse, personified by helmeted, naked man mounted on rearing horse to left; sword in right hand resting on right shoulder, flaming torch in left; in background, burning city; year-date 1914 in exergue; artist's initials RK lower right. 

Reverse: Center of field diagonally crossed garlanded sword and sheaf of wheat bound together with ribbon from which Iron Cross hangs; title legend upper and lower edges, respectively; year date ✹19 — 15✹ inscription center, separated by image.

Cf: Schulman.  1917.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXVII, p. 76: no. 683.  Iron example.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 31, nos. 192 (obverse illustrated).

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 98:  no. 756.

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg, p. 268: 22.8.  Bronze example.