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1914 Karl Goetz Medal (Coin) A MESSAGE FOR JAPAN


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1914 Karl Goetz Medal (Coin) A MESSAGE FOR JAPAN

(An Japan - Deutsche Wacht in Kiau - Tschau)
Country: Germany
Year: 1914
Material: Copper, Silver Plated
Diameter: 40.09mm
Shape: Round
Style: Commemorative Medal (Coin)
Type: Restrike
Obverse: Bust of grinning Japanese who has removed his somber mask. By the side, "An Japan" (To Japan). Below, satirical poem, viz., "Dein wahres Gesicht — Verwundert ins nicht — Wer im Solde steht — Mit auf Beute geht — Bleibt statt Gelb — Mit Beulen blau — in Deutsch · Kiau ·Tschau. 19-14." (Your true face does not surprise us, he who can be had for hire and goes marauding will receive a black eye in addition to his yellow skin in the German Kiautschou." 1914.). Date bisect by vertical K over G.
Reverse: A German sailor defending the German treaty port of Shantung from an oriental hydra. Near rim, "Deutsche Wacht" (German Watch).
Goetz continues to show his anger through biting satire and racially motivated

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