In Eiserner Zeit Medal (German Medal - Hosaeus - gold against iron 1916)


A call during WW1 in exchange of gold for iron. Wedding rings, brooches, rings and jewelry this was issued to the citizens willing to donate. Those who wore the iron jewellery had proved to be a patriot. Not only individuals but also institutions were invited to exchange gold for iron. This included the ability of clubs, churches and government agencies. From 1916 a medal was presented as a reward for the supply of jewellery or an exchange of gold for paper money (which is quickly losing its value) from the Reichsbank to the population. They are made of blackened iron, have a weight of 15.4g - 20.4g and have a diameter of 39-41mm. This medal was designed by Hermann Hosaeus. Hermann Hosaeus Dresden 1891/92 attended the School of Applied Arts and Crafts School in 1892-94 Nuremberg with a focus on small sculptures. From 1894-96 he studied at the Munich Academy. On the Great Berlin Art Exhibition of 1899 he first exhibited some works and was able to sell his first model. Hosaeus specialized in both monuments, war memorials, in particular, but was also as a designer of numerous medals at a busy artist. In 1918 he became a lecturer, from 1933 to 1945 full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technische Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg, TU Berlin today. In the era of National Socialism Hosaeus was member of the Nazi party.


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A call during WW1 in exchange of gold for iron. Wedding rings, brooches, rings and jewelry  this was issued to the citizens willing to donate.
Those who wore the iron jewellery had proved to be a patriot.
Not only individuals but also institutions were invited to exchange gold for iron. 
This included the ability of clubs, churches and government agencies.
From 1916 a medal was presented as a reward for the supply of jewellery or an exchange of gold for paper money (which is quickly losing its value) from the Reichsbank to the population. 

They are made of blackened iron, have a weight of 15.4g - 20.4g and have a diameter of 39-41mm. 
This medal was designed by Hermann Hosaeus.

Hermann Hosaeus Dresden 1891/92 attended the School of Applied Arts and Crafts School 
in 1892-94 Nuremberg with a focus on small sculptures. From 1894-96 he studied at the Munich Academy.
On the Great Berlin Art Exhibition of 1899 he first exhibited some works and was able to sell his first model. 
Hosaeus specialized in both monuments, war memorials, in particular, 
but was also as a designer of numerous medals at a busy artist. 
In 1918 he became a lecturer, from 1933 to 1945 full professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering 
at the Technische Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg, TU Berlin today. 
In the era of National Socialism Hosaeus was member of the Nazi party.