Historical and Art Medals, Numismatic Books (10 May 2007)

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Date of Auction: 10th May 2007

Sold for £130

Estimate: £50 - £70

Battle of Jutland, 1916, a bronze medal by H. Kaufmann for Ball, bust of Admiral Scheer left, rev. battleship firing her guns, 92mm (Frankenhuis 793; cf. DNW 45, 980). Extremely fine (£50-70)


Reinhard von Scheer (1863-1928), chief admiral of the German navy, was the architect behind the important naval engagement between the British and German fleets in the Skaggerak on 31 May 1916 (aka the Battle of Jutland), when over 8,600 lives were lost