• Code 10577

Admiral GRAF von SPEE, 1914. Battle of Santa Maria

AR 34.5mm by Ziegler/Grünthal.  VIZEADMIRAL GRAF VON SPEE his uniformed bust 3/4 facing.  R. SEESCHLACHT· BEI· SANTA· MARIA· AM· I· NOVEMBER· 1914·  Naval battle scene.    Edge stamped 990 SILBER  Zetzmann Deutsche Silbermedaillen des 1 Weltkriegs 4047.  Attractively toned, proof-like and GEF

In the battle off Santa Maria Island off the coast of Chile, the British cruisers 'Good Hope' and 'Monmouth' were sunk.  The entire crews of both Good Hope, 919 men, and Monmouth's 735 were lost as the sea was too rough to attempt a rescue.

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