OC D592.L8 G6 1 medal in box 8 x 8 cm. Karl Goetz, a German engraver, issued the Lusitania medal with the intention of satirizing the commercialism of the Cunard Line. The original medal was cast with the date '5 Mai 1915' and stirred the belief that the attack was planned as the Lusitania was sunk on May 7th. Goetz later minted another medal with the date corrected appearing as '7 Mai 1915'. The British minted yet another medal with the day 'May 5 1915'. This medal appears to be yet another issue.
|Main Author:||Goetz, Karl, 1875-1950.|