Gott Segnete... (Bei Augustow und Suwalki 2.Russ.Armeekorps Geschlagen d.2/3.Okt.1914)
obverse design and text: see MED 117
reverse text: "BEI AUGUSTOW UND SUWALKI 2.RUSS.ARMEEKORPS GESCHLAGEN D.2/3.OKT.1914" (embossed in eight lines on plain background) & "36"
(embossed in very small characters at upper left edge, above text)
German First World War patriotic 'victory' medalet (or 'Victory penny', designed to be worn on a watch chain), number
36 in a series of over a hundred coin-sized pieces in silver, chronicling German naval and military successes of the first two years of the
First World War. The obverse bears the standard design for the series, a winged figure of Victory holding a flaming sword and victor's
laurel wreath crown together with an inscription 'GOTT SEGNETE UNSERE TAPFEREN HEERE' ('God hath blessed our valiant Armies'). The reverse
text commemorates the Eastern Front victory at Suwalki and is translated as 'Defeat of two Russian Army Corps near Augustow and Suwalki on
2-3 October 1914.'