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  • Arthur Storch.  (1909/1910). 

    Cast bronze, medium-brown patina, 30.20 mm, 13.51 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

    Obverse: Profile spider monkey walking along leafed branch to left, face to viewer, tail raised and curled above back; Artist's initials A.ST in exergue formed by branch; pearled border. 

    Reverse: Stylized laurel-wreath border, three-line inscription ✻ / V Z / ✻ G ✻ (V[erein] Z[oologischer] G[arten] - see below); raised rim.

    Cf: Habich, Georg.  1909/10.  "Eine Medaillen-Konkurrenz" in Kunst und Handwerk 60, p. 235: no. 445 (ill. obverse).

    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): pp. 395 - 396: no. 1634; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 117.

    Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 320: no. 1057- 10) (not illustrated).

    The "Zoologischer Garten München e.V. [eingetragener Verein]" (Zoological Garden, Munich, Registered Association) was founded in February 1905, and opened the Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) to the public 1 August 1911.  In 1909 and 1910, Arthur Storch designed a series of eleven medals of various sizes, depicting various animals, to commemorate the inauguration.
"Monkey" (Munich Zoo opening)
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Arthur Storch.  (1909/1910). 

Cast bronze, medium-brown patina, 30.20 mm, 13.51 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Profile spider monkey walking along leafed branch to left, face to viewer, tail raised and curled above back; Artist's initials A.ST in exergue formed by branch; pearled border. 

Reverse: Stylized laurel-wreath border, three-line inscription ✻ / V Z / ✻ G ✻ (V[erein] Z[oologischer] G[arten] - see below); raised rim.

Cf: Habich, Georg.  1909/10.  "Eine Medaillen-Konkurrenz" in Kunst und Handwerk 60, p. 235: no. 445 (ill. obverse).

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): pp. 395 - 396: no. 1634; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 117.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 320: no. 1057- 10) (not illustrated).

The "Zoologischer Garten München e.V. [eingetragener Verein]" (Zoological Garden, Munich, Registered Association) was founded in February 1905, and opened the Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) to the public 1 August 1911.  In 1909 and 1910, Arthur Storch designed a series of eleven medals of various sizes, depicting various animals, to commemorate the inauguration.
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