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Watch on the Ruhr

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THE WATCH ON THE RUHR
(Die weisse Schmach)
 
1923, Cast bronze, Satirical medal, 62.6mm, 95.20g., Rim-punched, "K•GoeTz".
 
Obverse:  A high relief bust, left, of Marianne in Phrygian cap marked with the Republique Francaise, RF, monogram. A riding crop rests over her left ear. Inscription, "Die•Wacht an• der•Ruhr!" (The Watch on the Ruhr), below, "Fraternité-" (Brotherhood). K•G above crop handle.
 
Reverse:  Marianne slowly strangles a German citizen to near death with a rope. Inscription, "Die•Weisse Schmach" (The White Shame). Dated, 1923. Ribboned rim inscription at bottom, "Aus: Pariser Journal" (From Paris Journal).

Grade: VZ+

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PRICE $425