Summary

The Modern Hercules medal made in Germany, 1914-1915, by Karl Goetz.
Medal features Willhelm, the Crown Prince of Germany on the obverse and Hercules (also known as Heracles) facing the Hydra of Lerna on the reverse. The Hydra was a multiheaded, serpent-like monster that was killed by Hercules as the second of his Twelve Labours.

Obverse Description

A draped bust facing left; around, WILLHELM KRONPRINZ DES DEVTSCHEN, incuse on the bust truncation, K. Goetz.

Reverse Description

Hercules fighting the hydra with sword held above his head; around, JUNG SIEGFRIED 1914-15.

Edge Description

Plain

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