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Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft Issues 2012 Holmes MedaI

Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft Issues 2012 Holmes MedaI

‘”Rache” is the German for “revenge””

– A Study In Scarlet (STUD)

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Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft, a Sherlock Holmes society based in Germany, held the inaugural SherloCON in Hillesheim during August 2012.

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The event organizers issued a limited edition medal for sale at the event, which was commemorating the 125th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes first appearance.  The reverse would honor the first story in the Canon, A Study in Scarlet, and features the iconic scene where the word Rache (German for revenge) was scrawled on the wall.

DtSHGes 2012 Medal ReverseDtSHGes 2012 Medal Obvese

OBVERSE: 1887 >> 125 Jahre Sherlock Holmes << 2012 / Dt. SH Ges. (profile bust of Sherlock Holmes smoking a pipe, facing right) / Deutsche Sherlock – Holmes – Gesellschaft

REVERSE: >> A STUDY IN SCARLET << / 1887 / (Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade, Holmes and Watson inspecting the writing of Rache on the wall) / >>> Rache,< is the German for >revenge<. <<

40 mm, German Silver, Round

Mintage was limited to 100 pieces.