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1784 Great Flood in Europe Medal
Date: 1784
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Medium: Pewter; paper
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Place made: Europe, Germany
Description: White metal struck medal with obverse showing flooded cityscape punctuated by steepled roofs; legend above: "ICH WIL DENCKEN AN MEINEN BUND. 1.B.MO:9."; inscription in exergue: "KLEINE SUNDFLUCHT/D.27.F:1784." Reverse shows sailboat with woman on board, sail inscribed: "EURO"; sinking sailboats at left and right; distant cityscape in background; legend above: "ICH BIN IN TIEFEN WASSER U:DIE FLUTH WILL MICH ERSCHAFE"; beneath is inscription: "WASSERSNOTH IN EUROPA"; in exergue: "PS.69.V.3."
Object Number: INV.10663
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower center, across border: "REICH" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "REICH F."