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422, Lot: 703. Estimate $150.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. temp. Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. Cast Æ Medal (58.5mm, 62.37 g, 12h). On the Establishment of the Volksstaat Bayern, 8 November 1918. By Karl Goetz. Dated 1918. UND MINIS TER PRÄ SIDENT BIN ICH, Kurt Eisner, seated left on Bavarian Lion, placing Liberty Cap on its head; CURT/EISNER/ · I · to upper right; 8 · NOV · 1918 in exergue / UMSTURZ IN BAYERN, skeleton in medieval attire, standing facing slightly left in arched doorway supporting entry’s two doors that have come off their hinges; one door is decorated with 1180 above Bavarian coat-of-arms (the date when the Wittelsbach’s began their rule); the other inscribed Verfas/sung above 1818 (Bavarian Constitution); skeleton holds a balance scale containing pipe and crown; below lie crown, scepter, and orb; columns flanking doorway inscribed K and G. Kienast 214. EF.

Ex Dix, Noonan, Webb 68A (15 December 2005), lot 1545.