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  • Karl Ott.  1914.  DREI KREUZE FÜR UNS / STREITEN ● IN LEID / UND SIEG / UND TOD / A ● D / 1914 (three crosses fight for us; in suffering, and victory, and death).  Single-sided cast bronze, light-brown patina, 62.9 mm, 38.89 g.  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).  Rare.

    On a ground-line slender columns form three compartments; left and right compartments with arched tops; in left compartment naked warrior to right, wearing helmet and with upraised sword in right hand; Iron Cross in arch above; in center compartment naked man en face raises bent arms towards a haloed Roman cross; in right compartment, nurse to right ministers to half-reclining draped man; Red Cross in arch above; four-line title inscription in exergue formed by ground-line; two-line vertical year-date separated left, right, respectively; artist's signature K・OTT・ lower left on ground-line; raised rim, pearled border overlaid intermittently by image.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. XVI, no. 87.
    Cf:Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 37, no. 264.
    Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  (1919?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 82: no. 614.
    Cf: Klose, 2016.  Dietrich O. A. Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den ErstenWeltkrieg,  p. 119: 9.2.
Three crosses
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Karl Ott.  1914.  DREI KREUZE FÜR UNS / STREITEN ● IN LEID / UND SIEG / UND TOD / A ● D / 1914 (three crosses fight for us; in suffering, and victory, and death).  Single-sided cast bronze, light-brown patina, 62.9 mm, 38.89 g.  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).  Rare.

On a ground-line slender columns form three compartments; left and right compartments with arched tops; in left compartment naked warrior to right, wearing helmet and with upraised sword in right hand; Iron Cross in arch above; in center compartment naked man en face raises bent arms towards a haloed Roman cross; in right compartment, nurse to right ministers to half-reclining draped man; Red Cross in arch above; four-line title inscription in exergue formed by ground-line; two-line vertical year-date separated left, right, respectively; artist's signature K・OTT・ lower left on ground-line; raised rim, pearled border overlaid intermittently by image.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. XVI, no. 87.
Cf:Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 37, no. 264.
Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  (1919?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 82: no. 614.
Cf: Klose, 2016.  Dietrich O. A. Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den ErstenWeltkrieg,  p. 119: 9.2.
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