'Born in the World War' bronze medal by Karl Goetz, Germany, circa 1918.

Goetz is especially well known for the medals he created during and after World War I, many of which had a satirical theme.

Obverse Description

Baby sucking its thumb while lying in a war helmet which sits on a pile of bombs; around, 'IM WELTKRIEG GEBOREN'.

Reverse Description

A tree growing up from rocks; around, WACHSEU WERDE; the tree divides the artist's initials, KG.

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