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Link here

https://www.muenzen-leipzig.de/Auktion/Onlinekatalog?intAuktionsId=864

Several medals:

3 by P. Leibküchler
1 by Ebbinghaus
2 by August Gaul
1 by Gies
1 by Bendorff

and of course several Goetz.

Great photos (as usual) if for nothing else.

John
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F.W. Hörnlein / Re: Skagarrak
« Last post by NetJohn on April 13, 2020, 09:50:01 PM »
If anyone knows of one available for purchase, please let me know.
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Theodore Gosen / Dr Neisser
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 13, 2020, 03:20:56 AM »

Theodor von Gosen.  1915. 

ALBERT  ———  NEISSER / 60  ———  JAHRE (60 years [old]).  Cast bronze, light brown patina, 91.6 mm, 230.56 g.  Edge-punch C.POELLATH (double-stamped)   SCHROBENH..  Vorzüglich+ (extremely fine+).

Obverse: Half-length profile portrait in academic gown to right; two-line title inscription across center divided by image; double-lined rim. 

Reverse: Full-length en face naked youth, head turned to right proper, in upraised left hand, burning torch, in lowered right hand a flaming sword point downward, right foot on head of small dragon dead on ground line behind which radiant sun rises; legend DEM FORSCHER ・ DEM LEHRER ・ DEM FREUNDE (to the scientist, to the instructor, to the friend) upper edge; artist's monogram, interlaced TG, separating year date 19 — 15 in exergue; double-lined rim.

Cf: Dziallas, Paul.  1971. Theodor von Gosen: Das Medaillenwerk, p. 21, no 18 (ills. obverse/reverse unnumbered plates).

Cf: Sakwerda, Jan.  1993. Theodor von Gosen: Medale / Medaillen, p. 45, no. 20; ill. p. 77. 

Dr Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (1855  - 1916) was famous primarily for the discovery of the causative agent for gonorrhea Neisseria gonnorrhoeae, named in his honor.  He also contributed significantly to research on leprosy and syphilis.  The medal honors his 60th birthday.
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Maximilan Dasio / Richard Strauss
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 12, 2020, 07:40:21 AM »

Maximilian Dasio.  1910. 

DR・RICHARD・STRAVSS・TONDICHTER・MCMX 𝄞 (Dr. Richard Strauss, composer 1910).  Cast yellow bronze, 67 mm,128 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Profile portrait head and collar to left; title legend large Roman capitals completely surrounding edge. 

Reverse: Naked Arion in profile to right, riding on classical-style dolphin and holding large archaic lyre in both hands; two lines of waves as border of exergue displaying artist's signature MAX・DAƧIO・PICT・ / ・MCMX・ ; legend MVSICA・OMNIVM・ARTIVM・SVPREMA・ (music of all arts supreme) arching around figure above exergue; laurel-garland edge border.

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, pp. 53 - 56: no. 46.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 205: no. 503.

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Maximilan Dasio / Leo Samberger
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 12, 2020, 07:24:10 AM »

Maximilian Dasio.  1908. 

・PICTOR・MONACHENSIS  - - ・LEO・SAMBERGER (Munich painter Leo Samberger).  Cast bronze, brown patina, 67.64 mm, 155.45 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: High-relief profile head and bare neck portrait to right dominating center field; title legend Roman capitals encircling edge divided as indicated by image; pearled and lined border beneath letters, also broken by image. 

Reverse: Robed, haloed, bearded profile St Luke to left, seated on bench at desk easel, painting with right hand, holding palette with left, water jug behind desk at left; artist's signature MAXIM / DAƧIO OP / A・D・MC / ・MVIII・ (AD 1908) on side of desk; entire edge encircled by small-leaved wreath.

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. 83: no. 328; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 24.

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, p. 42: no. 28.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 192: no. 433.

Leo Samberger (1861 - 1949), honorary member of the Münchner Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Munich Academy of Visual Arts), was known for portraits and historical scenes in a naturalistic, post-Impressionist style.  Dasio made several medals to honor him, including one to memorialize his engagement (Weber, pp. 41-42, and 91-92).
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Maximilan Dasio / Fountain of youth
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 11, 2020, 03:30:30 AM »

Maximilian Dasio.  1910. 

・ES[T] — SEMPITERNⱯFONS —— IVVENTVTIS —— AMOR (love is an endless fountain of youth).  Cast bronze, dark brown patina, 65.5 mm, 82.25 g.  Edge-punch № 5 20 (presumably cast 20 of design no. 5).  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Left to right, standing in fountain basin, naked, bearded, stooped old man, supported by cane and crutch, to left; naked young man sits on fountain rim to right, reaching towards naked young woman climbing out of  fountain to right; atop central pedestal, large bowl with fountain water-works, two ornamental jets, topped by arrow-pierced heart; raised rim. 

Reverse: On ground-line two classically draped women at right and left, drape flower garlands on pedestal supporting sculpture of winged Amor with bow to right; title legend upper edge, divided by image as indicated; two-line artist's signature and date MAX DAƧIO PICTOR / OP・MCMX・ (Max Dasio artist / opus 1910) in exergue; triple-tiered border rim, center step contiguous with exergue.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 4, no. 31 (obverse).

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, p. 96: no. 129 (p. 118, no. 184 describes boxwood model of reverse).

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 334, 475 (ill): no. 1112.


Labeled by both Weber and Heidemann as a "Hochzeitsmedaille" (wedding medal), but without further details.
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Margit Valsassina / "Archaic warrior / St Christopher
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 11, 2020, 03:19:23 AM »

Margit Valsassina*.  1917. 

"Archaic warrior" (obverse) / "St Christopher" (reverse).  Hexagonal cast iron, blackened, 69.7 x 60.0 mm, 56.43 g, delicately oxidized patina.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine), slight abrasions to blackening.

Obverse: On raised ground-line exergue, archaic Greek warrior in corselet and crested helmet striding to left alongside bridled horse; in left hand diagonal lance and round shield with ship motif; right hand trailing behind, dragging crocodile (dragon?) skin; two-line inscription WENN UNS NICHTS MEHR ÜBRIG BLIEB / SO BLIEB UNS DOCH EIN SCHWERT (if nothing more remained to us / there yet remained a sword) in exergue; poet's name E. v. —— GEIBEL beneath inscription, left and right, respectively; year date 19 [Iron Cross] 17 at lowest point of hexagon; artist's monogram interlaced MV lower left above exergue; thin raised rim. 

Reverse: Above raised ground-line exergue, robed St Christopher with staff exits river on stepping stones to right, frame bent under the weight of haloed Christ Child on  shoulders pointing right; diagonally descending line, left to right, across background; two-line inscription WENN DIE NOT NICHT EISEN BRICHT / DAS EISEN BRICHT DIE NOT (if distress breaks not the iron / the iron shall break distress) in exergue; poet's name E. v. —— GEIBEL beneath inscription, left and right, respectively; year date 19 [Iron Cross] 17 at lowest point of hexagon; artist's monogram interlaced MV lower right on stone above exergue; thin raised rim.



Margit Valsassina*.  1917.  "Archaic warrior".  Hexagonal single-sided cast iron, blackened, 111.37 x 90.77 mm, 183.27 g.  Integral suspension hanger at top point of hexagon.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Image, inscriptions, and signature as above description obverse, but upper edge with double-stepped raised border rim, outer and wider band contiguous with raised exergue.  (There also exists a single-sided companion piece of St Christopher image, also with hanger.) 

Cf: Wipplinger, Eva.  1992.  Medaillenkünstlerinnen in Deutschland.  Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle, p. 128 (ancient warrior; single-sided example with integral hanger).

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p. 62: 4.6 (two single-sided plaquettes with integral hangers treated under same entry).

*Pseudonym of sculptress Margarethe Klementine Maria von Österreich, Fürstin (Princess) v. Thurn und Taxis (1870 - 1955.

Inscriptions drawn from a verse of "Kriegslied" (war song) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884): Und wenn uns nichts mehr übrig blieb, / So blieb uns doch ein Schwert, / Das zorngemut mit scharfem Hieb / Dem Trutz des Fremdlings wehrt; / So blieb die Schlacht als letzt' Gericht / Auf Leben und auf Tod; / Und wenn die Not nicht Eisen bricht, / Das Eisen bricht die Not. (And if not more remained to us, / There yet remained a sword, / That with sharp and wrathful blow / Resists the malice of the foe; / So battle stayed as final judge / Over life and death; / And if distress then breaks not iron / The iron shall break distress - my (un-poetic) translation).
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Arnold Zadikow 1884-1943 / World in Flames
« Last post by Rabenauge on March 30, 2020, 02:59:04 PM »

Arnold (Aharon) Zadikow. 

1915 (obverse) / DIE WELT —— IN FLAMMEN (the world in flames - reverse).  Cast bronze, medium-brown patina, some burnishing, 65.57 mm, 102.61 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Rare.

Obverse: Two out-size naked men kneel on top of globe showing Eastern Hemisphere and struggle against each other; year date top center between them; artist's monogram encircled, interlaced AZ lower left; raised rim. 

Reverse: Vertical sword center, point downward towards calotte of earth from which erupt flames to either side; title legend upper edge, divided by image; roped rim.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 64, no. 416, 416a.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 99: no. 766.

Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 6: no. 10A, 10B (iron example).

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p. 268: 22.9 (bronze example).

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Arthur Storch / Hawk-eagle and snake
« Last post by Rabenauge on March 29, 2020, 07:10:37 AM »

Arthur Storch.  1910. 

EROEF - FNVUNG / DES■ZO - OLOG● / GAR - TENS / MVEN - CHEN / ★ 1 9 1 0★ (opening of the Zoolog[ical] Gardens Munich 1910).  "Hawk-eagle and snake".  Cast bronze, verdigris patina, 73.9 mm, 143.17 g.  Vorzüglich+ (extremely fine+).  Rare.

Obverse: On conifer branch, hawk-eagle perched, to right, with snake writhing in talons.  Inscription V. ——  Z.G. (V[erein] Z[oologischer] G[arten] - Association of the Zoological Gardens) left and right, respectively; artist's monogram ligatured AST・ lower left; slightly concave field, relief images and letters; raised rim. 

Reverse: Growing upwards at center from pearled ground-line stylized Robinia(?) with drooping branches across upper field; five-line title inscription divided by tree trunk; year date in exergue; relief images and lettering; raised rim.

Cf: Habich, Georg.  1909/10.  "Eine Medaillen-Konkurrenz" in Kunst und Handwerk 60, p. 235: no. 436, 437.

Cf: Köcke, Ulrike.  1975.  Katalog der Medaillen und Plaketten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts in der Kunsthalle Bremen, pp. 142 - 143, ills. 154, 155 (see note below).

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. 393: no. 1625; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 116.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 320, 470: no. 1057-01).

Köcke (p. 143) refers to a variant reverse for this medal illustrated in Bernhart, M., Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, 1917, pl. 54: 365, but this is a misunderstanding.  The reverse of the medal shown in Bernhart's image 365 is in fact the reverse of image 367, depicting a Black Rhinoceros on the obverse.  Both sides of the rhinoceros medal are shown and labeled in Heidemann (p. 470: 1057-05) Vs and 1057-05) Rs). 
 
Most descriptions of this medal label the bird as a "Harpyie" (i.e. Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyia), but that is clearly not the species depicted.  It is, rather, a generic hawk-eagle or another crested eagle-like raptor, but it is impossible to be more accurate.

The Verein Zoologischer Garten München e.V. [eingetragener Verein] (Association of the Zoological Garden, Munich, registered association) was founded in February 1905, and opened the Zoo to the public 1 August 1911.  In 1909 and 1910, Arthur Storch designed a series of eleven medals of various sizes, depicting different animals, to commemorate the inauguration.  The present medal is one of the largest of the group.
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Hans Schwegerle / Walpurgisnacht
« Last post by Rabenauge on March 28, 2020, 04:16:37 PM »

Hans Schwegerle.  (1907). 

WALPURGIS / NACHT (St Walpurga's Night).  Cast bronze, brown patina, 64.54 mm, 60.04 g.  Edge-punch ✽ (6 o'clock).  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).  Scarce.

Obverse: Naked "witch" flying to right on a broomstick held in her left hand, her long, curling tresses trailing behind her as she turns head to her right and switches broom with forked stick in right hand; owl flying in front of her to right; two-line title inscription lower center; artist's initials ligatured HS in cartouche; hammered background. 

Reverse: Six-line inscription ✶ / ES∙TRÆGT∙DER∙BESEN / ∙TRAEGT∙DER∙STOCK∙ / DIE∙GABEL∙TRAEGT∙ / ES∙TRÆGT∙DER∙BOCK / ✶  (the broom carries one, the stick carries one, the pitchfork carries one, the buck [goat] carries one); hammered background; raised rim.

Cf: Habich, Georg.  1909/10.  "Eine Medaillen-Konkurrenz" in Kunst und Handwerk 60, p. 231: no. 418 (obverse).

Cf: Bernhart, Max. 1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 46, no. 335 (obverse).

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 364, 487: no. 1295 (obverse illustrated).

Cf: Hasselmann, Wolfgang.  2000. Hans Schwegerle - Medaillen und Plaketten, p. 29, no. 14a (hammered background).


Production records from Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen, indicate 29 examples were cast in bronze (Hasselmann, p. 29).  Hasselmann (p. 28) also records, and illustrates an example, that two rougher trial-casts were produced with smooth background.

St Walpurga, among her other powers, conferred protection against witchcraft, and bonfires were often lit on the eve of the saint's day to drive away evil sprits.  Walpurgisnacht was also the traditional night of a great witches' sabbath on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains.  In one of the more comic episodes of Faust: First Part of the Tragedy, Mephistopheles and Faust participate in the supernatural celebration.  The quote on the reverse is from 4000 - 4004 of the famous poem.
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