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  • LEBEN UND TOD
    (Life and Death)

    Ludwig Gies 1911, Cast, two-sided, bronze medal, 63.4mm, 68.20g, Edge-Punch: „C.POELLATH SCHROBENHAUSEN“,
    Ernsting WVZ 5.  Henry Scott Goodman Collection.

    Obverse/Reverse exhibit the same field with a multi-profiled, stepped border: each depicted above an exposed ground line
    with pearl ends; the image motifs are sculpturally raised in form.

    Obverse: In profile to the left, a Centauride leaping over a thorn bush with a crown and a diaphanous drapery of flowing robes, in her raised right hand a bowl with a fountain and water running over the edge.

    Reverse:  In profile to the left on an emaciated lion crouches death as a skeleton, on his head a similar crown as the Centauride of the obverse, over his right shoulder a scythe, holding an hourglass with both hands.  Below the bottom line raised LUDW• - GIES• inscribed.

    Transferred from Poellath at the end of 1911.  Probably the first work within the framework of the early pieces created by Gies with allegorical and mythological themes.

    Rarity: R7 Extremely Rare (4-12)

    One (1) known in private collection
    London, British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals;
    Munich, Staatliche Münzsammlung (National Coin Collection);
    Paris, Musée d’Historie Contemporaine (Museum of Contemporary History);
    Ramat Aviv, Kadman Numismatic Museum;
    Schrobenhausen, Heimatmuseum;
    Vienna, Kunsthistoriches Museum (Art History Museum)

Leben und Tod
« on: February 23, 2020, 04:48:16 PM »

LEBEN UND TOD
(Life and Death)

Ludwig Gies 1911, Cast, two-sided, bronze medal, 63.4mm, 68.20g, Edge-Punch: „C.POELLATH SCHROBENHAUSEN“,
Ernsting WVZ 5.  Henry Scott Goodman Collection.

Obverse/Reverse exhibit the same field with a multi-profiled, stepped border: each depicted above an exposed ground line
with pearl ends; the image motifs are sculpturally raised in form.

Obverse: In profile to the left, a Centauride leaping over a thorn bush with a crown and a diaphanous drapery of flowing robes, in her raised right hand a bowl with a fountain and water running over the edge.

Reverse:  In profile to the left on an emaciated lion crouches death as a skeleton, on his head a similar crown as the Centauride of the obverse, over his right shoulder a scythe, holding an hourglass with both hands.  Below the bottom line raised LUDW• - GIES• inscribed.

Transferred from Poellath at the end of 1911.  Probably the first work within the framework of the early pieces created by Gies with allegorical and mythological themes.

Rarity: R7 Extremely Rare (4-12)

One (1) known in private collection
London, British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals;
Munich, Staatliche Münzsammlung (National Coin Collection);
Paris, Musée d’Historie Contemporaine (Museum of Contemporary History);
Ramat Aviv, Kadman Numismatic Museum;
Schrobenhausen, Heimatmuseum;
Vienna, Kunsthistoriches Museum (Art History Museum)

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