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Otto Weddigen

German
1915


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 34 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.350

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "KAPITÄNLEUTNANT OTTO WEDDIGEN".

Reverse: Inscribed above "DEM ANDENKEN DES HELDENMUTIGEN FÜHRERS" and in exergue "S.M.UNTERSBEBOOTE/U9 UND U29".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund