Gott Segnete... (Erstürmung von Dixmuiden 11.Nov.1914)
obverse design and text: see MED 169
reverse text: "ERSTÜRMUNG VON DIXMUIDEN 11.NOV.1914" (embossed around upper and lower edges and in four lines on plain background) & "49"
(embossed in very small characters at upper left edge)
German First World War patriotic 'victory' medalet (or 'Victory penny', designed to be worn on a watch chain), number
49 in a series of over a hundred small coin-sized pieces in silver, chronicling German naval and military successes, and those of her
allies, 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 the variant inscription 'GOTT SEGNETE DIE VEREINIGTEN HEERE' ('God
hath blessed the allied Armies'). The reverse text commemorates the costly German assault at Dixmude (near Ypres, Belgium) and is
translated as the 'Storming of Dixmude 11 November 1914'.