AR 34mm Medal by Hans Erni
Horse right with flowing mane and tail rearing up.
(hallmark) CIRCVS IVVENTUTIS GRATIA FLORET / 1919 / KNIE / 1969
BU. 8,000 struck. Circus Knie is renowned for its performing horses.
Hans Erni had close contact with artists such as Picasso and Braque and helped them in exhibiting their works in the Lucerne art museum.
Since 1969 Hans Erni has created some 25 medals in gold, silver and bronze. This first one commemorated 50 years existence of 'Circus Knie'; the Swiss National Circus.