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Medal commemorating the home-coming of SMS 'Möwe'
Medal commemorating the home-coming of SMS 'Möwe'. Obverse: A sea monster with a lion's head and wearing a naval cocked hat, its tail stretching into the distance and its paw resting on a small boat flying the British ensign, having its nose flicked by the wing of a passing bird (right). Legend: 'S . M . S . MÖWE . HEIMKEHR' (The home-coming of SMS 'Möwe'). Reverse: Within a cartouche formed by two dolphins facing one another, inscription: 'DAS WELTMEERBE . HERRSCHENDE ALBION ZEICHNET IN GOLD EINE MILLION.' (Albion which controls the sea of the world contributes one million of gold.) Exergue: 'W . REICHS-KRIEGS ANLEIHE.' (Fourth Imperial War Loan.) Above: '4 . MÄRZ 1916.' One million in gold bars got through the British blockade on board 'Möwe' coinciding with the 4th War Loan, March 4, 1916.
- Image reference: E4600-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London