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ARTIFACT: This medal is a 1914 German Sanittshunde Table Medal. The word, Sanittshunde, translates literally to "Sanitary Dog", but can also mean "Medic Dog." The British refer to them as "Mercy Dogs." The large-scale use of dogs in war times was implemented in WWI. This medal was made by the famous German Medallic Artist, Goetz, who produced prolific amounts of medals from pre-WWI through early WWII. This medal, in any format, is rare; though in "Feinsliber," a chemically pure, 1000/1000 silver material, a medal like this is particularly rare. There is a really nice maker mark on the edge that reads "BAYER. HAUPTMUNZAMPT. FIENSILBER."
VINTAGE: Circa 1914
SIZE: Approximately 1-1/2" in diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Feinsilber, or 1000/1000 silver
MARKINGS: Obverse: "IM. DIENSTE. DES. WELTKRIEGES. 1914 Reverse: "ERST MALIGE VERWEN DUNG DER SANITATS HUNDE
ITEM NOTES: This is from a German Table Medal collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VHEX08 LHGEX01/17
CONDITION: 8 (Excellent+): This medal is in great shape. Every letter and detail on it can be seen perfectly. It still has some shine to it, giving it a beautiful look. It is in amazing condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.