Gott Segnete... (Bei Neufchateau unter Herzog Albrecht V. Württemberg d.23.August 1914)
obverse design and text: see MED 117
reverse text: "BEI NEUFCHATEAU UNTER HERZOG ALBRECHT V. WÜRTTEMBERG D.29.AUGUST 1914" (embossed in seven lines on plain background) & "19"
(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
19 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 action at Neufchâteau (southern Belgium) and is translated as 'At Neufchâteau under Duke Albrecht of Württemberg on
29 August 1914'.