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World War I 1914-1918

Jewelry, 1916, 7.5×7.5×7.5 cm

Description of the artwork «World War I 1914-1918»

World War I 1914-1918 - Cast Bronze Medal, 75.3 mm, 155.3 g (75 mm). Rare

Government attempt to curb usury in war by creating usury offices.

Obverse: BLUTSAUGER IM WELTKRIEGE (Bloodsucker during World War II); Bloodsucker spider, decorated with markings on its abdomen in the form of a royal crown, begins sucking on a trapped naked woman.

Reverse: BEKAEMPFUNG DES WUCHERS (Fight against usury) - SUUM CUIQ[UE] Latin; "let all get what they deserve". The imperial eagle attacks
a man clutching a bag of money in his hands. Say "M. Goetze" at 1:00 between the eagle's wings. Incuse publisher's name 'VERL(AG). BALL IN BERLIN' at 10:00 Roman time.

We have never seen another bronze specimen that was cast before the metal was banned for military use. All other examples we have seen were cast in iron.
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About the artwork

Art form: Jewelry

Date of creation: 1916

Size: 7.5×7.5×7.5 cm

Location: Viktor Zhgulev