Wilhelm II as deserter, by K. Goetz


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Germany, Weimar Republic, 1918. Æ cast medal, 59 gr., 57.5 mm.

Obv: 9.NOVEMBER 1918; scarecrow in German military uniform, with placard saying WILHELM DER DESERTEUR,standing facing in field with gallows and two dogs, one of which is peeing on it.

Rev: MAIS MONSIEUR!, Frederick II the Great, pulling an ear of Wilhelm II, behind: windmill with SANS SOUCI AMERONGEN inscribed on the blades; in exergue: K.G.

Ref: Kienast 233. Ex Dr. J.P. van Erp collection before 1972.
Brown surfaces. Extremely fine.