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422, Lot: 700. Estimate $200.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. temp. Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. Cast Æ Medal (58mm, 66.52 g, 12h). On Britain’s Formal Declaration of a Protectorate over Egypt, 17 December 1914. By Karl Goetz. Dated 1915. Sphinx right, head left, rising from thick base inscribed ÄGYPTEN/ERWACHT in two lines; in background, caravan left in front of pyramids; above, 1915 and star-and-crescent / SIR GREY ZEIG’ DEINE MACHT!, facing bust of Sir Edward Grey, sweating and hands crossed before; behind, skeleton holding up hour glass. Edge: K · GOETZ. Kienast 166. EF. Later cast.

Purchased from Simmons Gallery, 1 November 2014.