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In 1932, the Czech patriotic association Sokol (the Falcon) issued a silver medal to mark the centenary of the birth of its founder Dr. Miroslav … Read More
In 1932, the Czech patriotic association Sokol (the Falcon) issued a silver medal to mark the centenary of the birth of its founder Dr. Miroslav Tyrš. The fortunes of this medal were directly affected by the political situation in Czechoslovakia. In the course of World War II the medal was hidden from the German occupants and reappeared as late as 1945 – unfortunately for a short time only. With the onset of the Communist regime it was necessary to hide the medal again. In 1948, therefore, one of the representatives of the association dug a few pieces of these medals into the ground. These medals were incidentally discovered in 1998. The texts 1948 on the obverse and 1998 on the reverse of the medal refer to this fact. The design of the case suggests a head of a drilling rig, complete with a specimen of the earth from the site. Thus the medal and the earth continue to be in unceasing contact. Designers / Jaroslav Brůha 1932 Otakar Dušek 2003 Metal / Ag 0,987 Diameter of medal / 42 mm Weight of medal / 30 g Limited mintage / 50 pcs. Read Less
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