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Anniversary of the Hated Ultimatum

422, Lot: 707. Estimate $100.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Weimarer Republik. 1918-1933. AR Medal (37mm, 19.91 g, 12h). On the 10th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919. By Karl Goetz. Undated, but struck 1929. DER SCHMACH · VERTRAG · V · VERSAILLES, Georges Clemenceau, standing right, presenting bound treaty, decorated with skull and crossbones to Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau standing left; behind Clemenceau, other members of the Conference, including Lloyd-George, Wilson (with sprig of laurel at feet), and Orlando; 7 · MAI · 1919 above; CLEMENCEAU · ÜBERGIBT/D · GRAF · BROCKDORFF/D · HASSDIKTAT in two lines in exergue; K · GOETZ behind Lloyd-George / GEDENKENTAG · ZWEIER · WELTVERBRECHEN, hand to left, SARAJE WO at base, raising burning torch with earth on fire behind; hand to right, proceeding down from flames with VER SAILLES immediately below, extinguishing fire; DER 28. JUNI/ 1914 1919 in two lines above. Edge: BAYER. HAUPTMÜNZAMT · FEISILBER. Kienast 426. EF, toned, a couple of minor edge bumps.

From the HJR Collection. Ex Heidelberger 53 (20 May 2010), lot 3583.