Speech of Emperor Wilhelm II on the start of the war

Features

Location Germany - 1871-1948
Type Commemorative medals › Military medal
Year 1914
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 18 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 343251
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Zetzmann# 2009,
Georg Zetzmann; 2002. Deutsche Silbermedaillen des I. Weltkriegs auf die militärischen Handlungen und denkwürdigen Ereignisse von 1914 bis 1919. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Klose# 1.7
Dietrich O. A. Klose; 2016. Europas Verderben 1914 1918 : Deutsche und Österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg = Europas Verderben 1914 1918 : German and Austrian medals of the First World War. Staatliche Münzsammlung, München.

Commemorative issue

Speech of Emperor Wilhelm II on the start and entry of the war on August 4th 1914

Obverse

Bust facing right of the emperor wearing the eagle helmet and armor of the regiment of the Gardes du Corps.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ICH KENNE KEINE PARTEIEN MEHR ICH KENNE NUR DEUTSCHE 4. 8. 1914
Galambos

Engraver: Arthur L. Galambos

Reverse

Standing roman godess of war Bellona with helmet, spear and shield.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
. SI . VIS . PACEM . PARA . BELLVM .
MDCCCCXIV
ZIEGLER VERL. BALL

Translation: If you want peace, prepare for the war

Engraver: Max Ziegler

Mint

Robert Ball, Berlin, Germany

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1914 

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