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Zeppelin XVI in Luneville

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K-131
LANDING OF ZEPPELIN XVI IN LUNÉVILLE

1913 Struck bronze medal, 50.5mm, 49.40g, Kaiser 382, Frankenhuis 467.

Obverse:  Within a beaded border a zeppelin airship involuntarily lands in Luneville as armed French troops and Hussar's scurry toward it. A military observation airplane flies above. Inscription: “Vive la politesse Francaise" (Cheers for the French politeness).
 
Reverse:  Within a beaded border a French Gallic coq speaks to a German eagle, “Par ici c’est la terre Francaise, Compris-“ (This is French soil, do you understand?). The eagle replies, “Sehr richtig, aber mein Schiff ist deutscher boden, VERSTANDEN!!!” (Right indeed, but my ship is German territory, UNDERSTOOD!!!). ZXVI in Luneville, 3. April 1913 is in exergue. Raised GOETZ on marker placed at extreme top, left, of exergue.

One tiny edge nick from perfection for this 108 year old medal.

Grade: VZ+

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PRICE $495