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CNG 91, Lot: 1653. Estimate $150.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. 1871-1918. Iron Medal (58mm, 54.56 g, 12h). The Judges of the World. By K. Goetz. Dated 14 October 1918. WELT-RICH-TER (world judge), President Woodrow Wilson (as the Judge of the World) seated facing on throne, holding treaty; to left, King Victor Emanuel of Italy, King Albert of Belgium, and David Lloyd George, shaking his hand and extending marshall’s staff over his head; to right, Raymond Poincaré, crowning him, King Nikola of Montenegro, and King Albert of Belgium, kissing his feet / FRISS ODER STIRB (devour or die), eagle standing right on serpent-entwined oak branch, debating from which hand to choose: an armored left hand, offering Victoriola, or a bare right hand, offering the Crown of Democracy and wrapped in chains. Kienast 211. EF.

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