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K-214

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K-214

REVOLUTION IN BAVARIA
(Kurt Eisner, Umsturz in Bayern)

1918, Cast bronze, Satirical medal, 58.0mm, 63.0g, Frankenhuis 1487.

Obverse: Caricature of Bavarian social-democrat Kurt Eisner, mounted on the Bavarian Lion wearing a Liberty Cap. In border, "Und Minister President bin ich, Curt Eisner •I•" (And prime-minister am I, Curt Eisner •I•). In exergue, "8•Nov•1918".

Reverse: Death, lifting two doors from their hinges; one is decorated with the Bavarian Coat of Arms and marked wiith date 1180, which suggests the regentship of  Wittelsbacher since 1180; the other door is dated 1808 and inscribed, "Verfassung" (Constitution). In his right hand he holds a balance scale with a pipe on one side and a crown on the other. On the ground lies the shattered king's crown and orb. Inscription, "Umsturz • in • Bayern" (Revolution in Bavaria). K G at the base of the two pillars.

Fresh to current market from an old 70+ year old collection.  Beautiful antique 'skin'.

Grade: VZ+

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PRICE $325