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  • Elisabeth von Essoe, HORRIBILI ANNIS MCMXIV-XVI (The Years of Horror, 1914-16), 1916, Cast Iron, 67.5mm, wt.97.4g. UNC RRR.

    A softly executed, but truly Expressionistic, early work of von Essoe.

    Obverse:  Skeletal head of Death, right, in radiate crown with a serpent coiled around the neck.

    Reverse:  Standing crowned figure, left, holding sword and shield.  Orb at right. Signature in exergue. "Si deus pro nobis, quis contra nos" = "If God is With Us, Who Can Be Against Us"
HORRIBILI ANNIS MCMXIV-XVI
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:43:56 PM »

Elisabeth von Essoe, HORRIBILI ANNIS MCMXIV-XVI (The Years of Horror, 1914-16), 1916, Cast Iron, 67.5mm, wt.97.4g. UNC RRR.

A softly executed, but truly Expressionistic, early work of von Essoe.

Obverse:  Skeletal head of Death, right, in radiate crown with a serpent coiled around the neck.

Reverse:  Standing crowned figure, left, holding sword and shield.  Orb at right. Signature in exergue. "Si deus pro nobis, quis contra nos" = "If God is With Us, Who Can Be Against Us"
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Re: HORRIBILI ANNIS MCMXIV-XVI
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 01:43:25 PM »
Wow, powerful!!!  I've never seen one of these before.  Must be pretty rare, huh?