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CNG 91, Lot: 1650. Estimate $150.
Sold for $410. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. 1871-1918. Æ Medal (57mm, 41.98 g, 12h). Loss of Zeppelin L-19. By K. Goetz. Dated 2 February 1916. The Zeppelin L-19 floating upon the sea, the survivors seeking assistance from the British trawler King Stephen, but turned away / FLVCH • DEN • BRITEN/ZVR • SEE • FLVCH • EVREM/SCHLECHTEN • GEWISSEN/HILFESVCHENDE • SCHIFF •/BRVECHIGE • HABEN • VNTER/GEHEN MVESSEN (“cursed be the British at sea and cursed be your bad conscience, for help-seeking shipwrecked people had to perish”) in six lines; rayed Eye of Providence above, Scales of Justice below. Kienast 174. EF.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.