Germany Karl Goetz 1911 Franz Liszt bronze medal (Kienast 29). Large 90 mm cast medal in excellent overall condition; VERY rare early Goetz type – this “extra-large” cast medallions are nearly impossible to find.
Rare early Karl Goetz works issued during his early years as a professional medallist. This is the rare high relief 90-mm “large type” cast bronze medal was issued in 1911 as composer’s Franz Liszt birth centennial commemorative (Kienast reference #29). Early in his carrier Karl Goetz had attempted to market series of medals commemorating famous German musicians. This early business venture was not successful and many of the earlier Goetz medals went unsold. Since not a lot of these huge medallions were made to begin with and even fewer were actually sold, this type is VERY hard to find nowadays.
The medal retained its original mate finish; it is in pretty much “as-made” condition with a very attractive dark chocolate-brown patina. No typical rim nicks, dings or scratches; a few minor green spots on the reverse are noted for accuracy. The medal weighs about 338 grams, about 90 mm in diameter; plain rim. The 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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