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  • Max Lange  1917 

    TOBOLY  —  Cast iron medal, blackened.  93.00 mm; 262.4 g.  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).

    Obverse: On ground-line, infantryman standing full front, legs wide apart, head wearing Stahlhelm in profile to left, slung rifle, holding Stielgranate (stick-grenade) with left hand, right hand and arm across body to arm it for throwing; title inscription left and right, respectively, at thigh-level; artist's signature LANGE under ground-line right; raised rim.

    Reverse: Skeletons of tree in blighted landscape; raised rim.

    Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p 154: 11.15 (listed example 33 mm diameter).

    Commemorates German capture of the Toboly-Helenin bridgehead in the Ukraine, April 1917, in which 130 Russian officers and 9500 troops were taken prisoner, along with a large amount of matériel.
     
Toboly 1917
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Max Lange  1917 

TOBOLY  —  Cast iron medal, blackened.  93.00 mm; 262.4 g.  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).

Obverse: On ground-line, infantryman standing full front, legs wide apart, head wearing Stahlhelm in profile to left, slung rifle, holding Stielgranate (stick-grenade) with left hand, right hand and arm across body to arm it for throwing; title inscription left and right, respectively, at thigh-level; artist's signature LANGE under ground-line right; raised rim.

Reverse: Skeletons of tree in blighted landscape; raised rim.

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p 154: 11.15 (listed example 33 mm diameter).

Commemorates German capture of the Toboly-Helenin bridgehead in the Ukraine, April 1917, in which 130 Russian officers and 9500 troops were taken prisoner, along with a large amount of matériel.
 
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