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422, Lot: 697. Estimate $100.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. temp. Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. Cast FE Medal (73mm, 89.40 g, 12h). On Gabriele D’Annunzio Favoring the Entrance of Italy into the First World War on the Side of the Allies, 1915. By Hans Lindl. Dated Mai 1915. D’ANNUNZIO BEGEISTERT ITALIEN ZUM KRIEG, D’Annuzio, in evening dress, standing right on clouds, holding saber and speech; Below, crowds shout acclamations; MAI 1915 in exergue / VORBEREITUNG ZUM EINTRITT IN DEN WELTKRIEG (ornament), skeleton standing right on ground line, sharpening saber on grinding wheel; H L in exergue. See here (for an example in the Imperial War Museum). Good VF. Very rare.

Presented as a gift to the collector from Jacques Palombo, 3 August 2012.