Karl Goetz 1910 Count Helmuth Von Moltke bronze medal – one of the first medallic issues by the famous artist (K-10). Rare large 85 mm cast bronze type in excellent overall condition with original patina.
Field Marshal Helmuth Von Moltke was the chief of staff of the Prussian Army for 30 years and is regarded as the genius commander and planner behind then the Prussian military doctrine. The medal still has its original mate chocolate-brown finish; and original patina. Large cast bronze medal – about 85 mm in diameter; no typical rim nicks, dings, or scratches; a couple of tiny oxidation spots on reverse are noted for accuracy. This Karl Goetz 1910 Count Helmuth Von Moltke bronze medal came out of an old collection assembled several decades ago. It might be many more years before a similar specimen becomes available for sale – don’t miss your chance!
Karl Goetz was born in Augsburg, Germany and studied in Leipzig, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Utrecht, Le Locle (Switzerland), and in Paris. With the start of WWI Karl Goetz became an artist known around the world for his 1914-1923 satirical medals. Overall, Goetz created about 180 satirical medals and close to 800 medals overall; all are very collectible and highly prized today. He also designed a series of pattern coins, tokens, and medals for the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich Germany. Karl Goetz survived WW2 and died in his native Munich in 1950.
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