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Object Name Medal
Title German-Austrian Friendship Medallion 1916-18
Description Medallion celebrating the German-Austrian alliance of 1914 in the run-up to World War I.
Obverse shows two soldiers (German, left, Austrian, right) shaking hands. Reads "AUGUST 1914: EINIGKEIT MACH STARK" (German: "Unity Makes Strength")
Reverse: bust of Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, Chief of the German General Staff (1916-18), later first President of Germany. Reads: "GEN[ERAL] "FELDSMARSCHALL VON HINDENBURG" (German: General Field-Marshall...)

Lead or perhaps pewter, 1.25 in diameter.

Original owner unknown. Presumably a souvenir taken by an American soldier.
Accession number 2010.0