Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued by the German Club (Deutsche Turnverein Melbourne), Melbourne, in 1891. It is inscribed 'the gymnist / B. Kritz / to the memory / 26 January 1891'. The German Club was founded in 1860. Based on the Turnverein society model originated in Prussia by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the Club emphasized gymnastic exercises, and also served important social and patriotic functions. The Club today is dedicated to the preservation of German culture through song, dance and the development of German language skills.
Engraved: DEM TURNER / B. KRITZ / Zur Erinnerung / 26 sten Januar 1891
Four "F"'s arranged to form a cross on top of which sits an owl; around within circle an oak wreath; around, DEUTSCHER TURN VEREIN * MELBOURNE *
Purchase from Spink (Australia), 18/8/1989
plain (edge) Engraved: DEM TURNER / B. KRITZ / Zur Errinnerung / 26 sten Januar 1891 (obverse) Four "F"'s arranged to form a cross on top of which sits an owl; around within circle an oak wreath; around, DEUTSCHER TURN VEREIN * MELBOURNE *(reverse)
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