A 1935 Czechoslovakian Tomas G. Masaryk Medal; Bronze Grade
A 1935 Czechoslovakian Tomas G. Masaryk Medal; Bronze Grade; Bronze, weighing 45.7 grams, engraver marked "O. SPANIEL", obverse with the right-facing bust of Tomas Masaryk, inscribed "TOMAS G." to the left and "MASARYK" to the right, reverse inscribed "NA PAMET 85. NAROZENIN PRVNÍHO PRESIDENTA REPUBLIKY CESKOSLOVENSKE" (In Commemoration of the 85th Birthday of the First Czechoslovak President) in the centre, inscribed "7 III 1850" (March 7, 1850) with a branch of linden leaves above and "7 III 1935" (March 7, 1935) with a branch of laurel leaves below, 50.2 mm, light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (March 7, 1850 to September 14, 1937) was a Czechoslovak politician, socialist and philosopher, who was an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence during the First World War. He became the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia. He originally wished to reform the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into a democratic federal state, but during the First World War, he began to favour the abolition of the monarchy and, with the help of the Allied Powers, eventually succeeded.