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  • Arthur Storch.  (1909/1910). 

    "Bear and snake."  Cast bronze, medium brown patina, 24.5 mm, 8.95 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

    Obverse: Walking bear to left on ground-line; slithering snake to right under pearled exergue line. 

    Reverse: Stylized laurel-wreath border, three-line inscription ✻ / V Z / ✻ G ✻ (V[erein] Z[oologischer] G[arten] - see below); raised rim.

    Cf: Habich, Georg.  1909/10.  "Eine Medaillen-Konkurrenz" in Kunst und Handwerk 60, p. 235: no. 443 (ill. obverse).

    Cf: Salaschek, Sunhild.  1980.  Katalog der Medaillen und Plaketten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts im französischen und deutschen Sprachraum in der Hamburger Kunsthalle, I (text): p. 395: no. 1633; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 117.

    Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 320: no. 1057- 11) (not illustrated).


    The "Zoologischer Garten München e.V. [eingetragener Verein]" (Zoological Garden, Munich, Registered Association) was founded in February 1905, and opened the Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) to the public 1 August 1911.  In 1909 and 1910, Arthur Storch designed a series of eleven medals of various sizes, depicting various animals, to commemorate the inauguration.  The present medal is the smallest of the group.
"Bear" (Munich Zoo opening)
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Arthur Storch.  (1909/1910). 

"Bear and snake."  Cast bronze, medium brown patina, 24.5 mm, 8.95 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Walking bear to left on ground-line; slithering snake to right under pearled exergue line. 

Reverse: Stylized laurel-wreath border, three-line inscription ✻ / V Z / ✻ G ✻ (V[erein] Z[oologischer] G[arten] - see below); raised rim.

Cf: Habich, Georg.  1909/10.  "Eine Medaillen-Konkurrenz" in Kunst und Handwerk 60, p. 235: no. 443 (ill. obverse).

Cf: Salaschek, Sunhild.  1980.  Katalog der Medaillen und Plaketten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts im französischen und deutschen Sprachraum in der Hamburger Kunsthalle, I (text): p. 395: no. 1633; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 117.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 320: no. 1057- 11) (not illustrated).


The "Zoologischer Garten München e.V. [eingetragener Verein]" (Zoological Garden, Munich, Registered Association) was founded in February 1905, and opened the Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) to the public 1 August 1911.  In 1909 and 1910, Arthur Storch designed a series of eleven medals of various sizes, depicting various animals, to commemorate the inauguration.  The present medal is the smallest of the group.
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