'The Pact of Malice', medal

'The Pact of Malice', medal

'The Pact of Malice'
Medal
Karl Goetz (1875-1950)
Germany (Munich)
1915
Bronze, cast
Museum no. A.2-1998
Given by Richard Falkiner

The dramatic symbolism on this medal reflects the bitterness felt by Germany towards the secret Treaty of London signed in April 1915 between the Allies and Italy - the so-called 'Pact of Malice'. France, Britain, Russia, Serbia and Japan are depicted as a many-headed hydra, while Italy is represented as a suckling boy.