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  • Hans Schwegerle  1915 

    ∙FERDINAND∙GRAF∙VON∙ZEPPELIN∙ (Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin).  Cast bronze, light brown patina, 63.5 mm, 84.6 g.  Edge-punch CPOELLATH  —  SCHROBENH.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine), small greenish spot on reverse upper left.  Rare.

    Obverse: Three-quarter head and neck profile to right; legend upper edge; laurel garland lower edge; artist's signature H Schwegerle under neckline of bust. 

    Reverse: Over calotte of earth showing northern Europe, floats Zeppelin dirigible from right to left across center field; above, German Imperial Eagle (Reichsadler); below airship,  year-dates 1914  — 1915.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. XIX: 96, 97.

    Cf: Schulman.  1916, La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXV, p. 77, no. 770.

    Cf: Kaiser, Hans.  1998.  Medaillen, Plaketten, Abzeichen der deutschen Luftfahrt.  Strothotte, p. 115, no. 414 (iron example).

    Cf: Hasselmann, Wolfgang.  2000.  Hans Schwegerle - Medaillen und Plaketten, p. 135, no. 119.


    Production records from Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen, indicate 31 examples were cast in bronze, 6 in iron.  Commemorative medal for one year of wartime airship aviation (Hasselmann, p. 135).

    Count Zeppelin (1838 - 1917) was, of course, the developer of the airships which bear his name.
Count Zeppelin
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Hans Schwegerle  1915 

∙FERDINAND∙GRAF∙VON∙ZEPPELIN∙ (Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin).  Cast bronze, light brown patina, 63.5 mm, 84.6 g.  Edge-punch CPOELLATH  —  SCHROBENH.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine), small greenish spot on reverse upper left.  Rare.

Obverse: Three-quarter head and neck profile to right; legend upper edge; laurel garland lower edge; artist's signature H Schwegerle under neckline of bust. 

Reverse: Over calotte of earth showing northern Europe, floats Zeppelin dirigible from right to left across center field; above, German Imperial Eagle (Reichsadler); below airship,  year-dates 1914  — 1915.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. XIX: 96, 97.

Cf: Schulman.  1916, La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXV, p. 77, no. 770.

Cf: Kaiser, Hans.  1998.  Medaillen, Plaketten, Abzeichen der deutschen Luftfahrt.  Strothotte, p. 115, no. 414 (iron example).

Cf: Hasselmann, Wolfgang.  2000.  Hans Schwegerle - Medaillen und Plaketten, p. 135, no. 119.


Production records from Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen, indicate 31 examples were cast in bronze, 6 in iron.  Commemorative medal for one year of wartime airship aviation (Hasselmann, p. 135).

Count Zeppelin (1838 - 1917) was, of course, the developer of the airships which bear his name.
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