GERMANY, medals & medallets
    Germany in general was one of the great medal making countries of the world.  The Germans have been fond of making flat, round metallic objects for more than half a millennium.  Any reason is a good reason, business or pleasure.  No comprehensive catalog of German medals is possible.  A hundred thousand types is not an unreasonable guess.

GERMANY, 54mm lead, 1576 male & female busts facing each other, LENHARDT NIERENBERGER ALT 61 * FRONIGA NIERENBERGERIN ALT 43 1576 / blank, I assume cast from a mould made from an original struck medal. I doubt this is that old, but its not brand new either, F $27.00
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GM1) GERMANY, "turmthaler," 44mm cast silver, 20.2g, the "Roman Daughter" offering her breast to her imprisoned father, "Die Römerin ihrn Vater liebt durch ihr Brust ihm nahrung gibt," 1626 / pair of storks flying & courting over city, bridge & river, "die storct unslehrn wie wir soln ehrn unsr eltern werth auss disererdt."  Depicts a legend of a man imprisoned in Rome, no food allowed, his daughter came to visit him and fed him from her breast, I was unable to find their names, someone help me?  The storks refer to parental love, the legend urges us to love our parents.  3 mounts excellently removed, you won't notice, VF $300.00 sold
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GM12) GERMANY (probably), 17th c., 34mm brass, double upside down face, latin legend / different upside down face, different Latin legend, a well known anti-papal type, aG $45.00
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GM9) GERMANY, 45mm cast silver, 24.47g, 3 cartouches in which: cradle, EHRLICH GEBOREN, Ten Commandments on cross, CHRISTLICH GELEBT, coffin, SEELIG GESTORBEN, DREI SCHONE DINGE around / similar format: praying hands, FURCHTE GOTT, scales, TRUE RECHT, lion recumbent, SCHEUE NIEMAND, DREI GUTE REGELN around, 18th century, cleaned, nice F-VF $220.00 sold 6/1/2011
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GM2) GERMANY, 36mm silver, mostly nude bacchante with grapes L / bow & quiver resting against spear planted in ground, a grape vine is growing around them, amphora amongst the vines, OHNE LIEB UND OHNE WEIN WAS IST UNSER LEBEN above, ERINNERUNG AN FROHE STUNDEN in exergue, by Loos, c. 1800-1830, prooflike AU-Unc $150.00 sold 6/1/2011
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GM3) GERMANY, 35mm, ND (late 17-18th c.), bowman embracing crowned harpist, both armored Roman style, SEY VNSERE TREV . /  2 trees entwine under radiant sun, DIESE ZWEI, made into a brooch, minor tooling visible under magnification, excellent XF+ $125.00 sold 6/1/2011
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GM13) GERMANY?, oval lead-22.5x17mm, ancient looking figure standing R holding cornucopia in L arm, R hand on shield at feet / convex blank.  I'm sure this is not ancient & guess it's 18th c. or later, came with a batch of German stuff, VG $30.00
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GM10) GERMANY, 37mm bronze, lightly silvered,  buildings, ship's mast in background, GEX. V. GETERMANN GEST. V. J. WIENER BRUSSEL at bottom / GEWERBE - AUSTELLUNG FÜR RHEINLAND - WESTPHALEN 1852 DÜSSELDORF in wreath, edge: D. UHLHORN IN GREVENBROICH BEI DÜSSEL- DORF, few light edge bumps, rubbed spot rev. XF $18.50 sold 4/9/2007
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GM4) GERMANY, 22mm brass, double headed eagle, COMITE MARKE VI / ZWEITES DEUTSCHES BUNDES=SCHIESSEN JULI 1865 BREMEN, shooting festival, aVF $27.50 sold 12/19/2007
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GM14) GERMANY, 100mm white metal,  bust 1/2 L, REICHSKANZLER FÜRST VON BISMARCK... / ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 26. JANUAR 1894 in oak wreath, VOM FELS ZUM MEER... few minor nicks, AU $110.00 sold
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GM13) GERMANY, 36mm square silver shooting medal, 1888 bust R, LUITPOLD PRZ. REGENT VON BAYERN PROTECTOR / cupid pointing arrow at heart shaped bull's eye of target, radiant sunrise behind city view in background, VIII BAYERISCHES VEREINS u. JUBILAEUMS SCHIESSEN, AU-Unc $200.00
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GM8) GERMANY, 50mm aluminum,  naked 3/4 length male athlete L holding wreath aloft, DEM SIEGER / wreath draped over shield on which ORTS MEISTER 1926, few rubs, AU $24.00
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GERMANY, WEIMAR REP., silver 5 mark, K-M1, 1927-D v. Hindenburg, by Goetz, toned prooflike Unc $53.00 sold 6/1/2011
Designed by Karl Goetz and struck at the state mint in Munich for the 80th birthday of the president of the "Weimar" Republic.
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GM6) GERMANY, 36mm antiqued bronze, map, VOLKSABSTIMMUNG IM SAARGEBEIT 13.1.1935. / coal miner stg L, DEUTSCHE DIE SAAR IMMERDAR, spotty toning, XF $33.00
A Nazi era medal for the reaccession of the Saar.
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GM7) GERMANY, 36mm antiqued silver, map, VOLKSABSTIMMUNG IM SAARGEBEIT 13.1.1935. / coal miner stg L, DEUTSCHE DIE SAAR IMMERDAR, XF $55.00
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GM12) GERMANY, 41mm gray metal, 1939, bust soldier 1/2 R, workers below, GROSSDEUTSCHLAND KAMPFT FÜR FRIEDEN GEGEN DEN SCHANDVERTRAG VON VERSAILLES / ugly guy with star of David on lapel, money bag & artillery shells before, flames behind, WOFUR KAMPFEN UNSERE FEINDE, one of several cheap antisemitic medals made in the runup to the war, I don't know why they're so rare, XF $350.00 sold 6/1/2011
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