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  • Josef Gangl.  1914.  DEUTSCHLAND / DEUTSCHLAND / ÜBER — ALLES (Germany, Germany above all else).  Cast bronze, dark brown patina, gilded lettering and images on reverse, 101 mm, 285.96 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine). 

    Obverse: On ground-line three naked men combat each other with two-handed broadswords; behind them fourth man semi-recumbent feebly raises broken sword with left hand, his severed right hand beside him; year-date 1 9 1 4 inscribed in exergue; artist's signature JOS GANGL inscribed vertically lower right; raised rim. 

    Reverse: Three-line title inscription spanning central field; imperial crown center above inscription; four-pointed radiant star below; lettering and images gilded; raised rim.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. III, no. 22 (obverse illustrated).
    Cf: Schulman.  1919.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV,  p. 27: no. 237.
    Cf:Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 12, no. 90 (obverse illustrated).
    Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  (1919?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 80: no. 599 (mis-attributed to J. Bangl).
Deutschland über Alles 1914
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Josef Gangl.  1914.  DEUTSCHLAND / DEUTSCHLAND / ÜBER — ALLES (Germany, Germany above all else).  Cast bronze, dark brown patina, gilded lettering and images on reverse, 101 mm, 285.96 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine). 

Obverse: On ground-line three naked men combat each other with two-handed broadswords; behind them fourth man semi-recumbent feebly raises broken sword with left hand, his severed right hand beside him; year-date 1 9 1 4 inscribed in exergue; artist's signature JOS GANGL inscribed vertically lower right; raised rim. 

Reverse: Three-line title inscription spanning central field; imperial crown center above inscription; four-pointed radiant star below; lettering and images gilded; raised rim.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. III, no. 22 (obverse illustrated).
Cf: Schulman.  1919.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV,  p. 27: no. 237.
Cf:Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 12, no. 90 (obverse illustrated).
Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  (1919?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 80: no. 599 (mis-attributed to J. Bangl).
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