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K-164 Der Bittgang am Balkan; (Supplication to the Balkans)


1915, Cast Bronze, 58mm VZ.


Obverse: The English Tommy, President Poincare, Czar of Russia, and the King of Italy kneeling in a suppliant attitude.


Reverse: A fence with sacrificed pieces attached to it; a gold spitting dolphin from England, lemons from Italy, a bleeding heart from France, and a strong fist from Russia. Behind the fence are the portraits of the Balkan Sovereigns; Ferdinand of Rumania, Constantine of Greece, and Ferdinand of Bulgaria. Inscription: "Hilfe! Balkan! Streit fuer uns" (Help! Balkans! Fight for us).



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