World War I





(Im Siegestaumel)


1918, Cast bronze, Satirical medal, 58.0mm, 64.40g, Frankenhuis 1484.


Obverse:  Gallic coq proudly stands on the flag staffs of it's allies, America, England, and Italy. In the background are damaged and burning buildings, one with "Viva Foch" (Long Live Foch) on its wall. Inscription; "Im Siegestaumel" (Flush of Victory) Dated, "Oktober, 1918"


Reverse: The French General Foch leading the embodiment of four shareholding continents in victory; African black, Asiatic oriental, Australian aborigini, and the American indian.




This piece is also known in the following composition and size:

58mm Blackened Cast Iron




Goetz' 'tongue in cheek' commemoration to the Entente for winning on all fronts, although it took a combined effort of many lesser nations in order to be successful.





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