Gott Segnete... (Bei Schirwindt die Russen Geschlagen 4000 Gefang.11/12.Okt.1914)
obverse text: "GOTT SEGNETE DIE VEREINIGTEN HEERE"
reverse text: "BEI SCHIRWINDT DIE RUSSEN GESCHLAGEN 4000 GEFANG.11/12.OKT.1914" (embossed in five lines and around lower edge on plain
background) & "38" (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
38 in a series of over a hundred 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 battle near Schirwindt (on the border of East Prussia) and is translated as
'The Russians defeated near Schirwindt, 4,000 prisoners, 11-12 October 1914'.