Object Place: Germany
Diameter and weight: 34 mm (1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; copper alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Otto Weddingen (1882-1915), captain-lieutenant of German U-boat.
Obverse: Frontal bust of Otto Weddigen looking slightly to the proper right, wearing a hat; inscribed at edge “KAPITÄNLEUTNANT OTTO WEDDIGEN”.
Reverse: A German cross and an olive branch above a naval boat at sea; inscribed above “DEM ANDENKEN DES HELDENMUTIGEN FÜHRERS” and in exergue “S.M.UNTERSBEBOOTE/U9 UND U29”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "KAPITÄNLEUTNANT OTTO WEDDIGEN".
Reverse: Inscribed above "DEM ANDENKEN DES HELDENMUTIGEN FÜHRERS" and in exergue "S.M.UNTERSBEBOOTE/U9 UND U29".
By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)
 Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.
Frederick Brown Fund