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77 mm artillery shell, decorated.

Publisher: Karlsruhe : Patronenfabrik Karlsruhe, 1915.
Edition/Format:   Object : Real object
Summary:
Shell is made of dark, polished brass. The middle portion of the shell (approximately half the total surface area) has been pebbled to reveal an embossed and engraved shield in front of two crossed swords. On the shield is the inscription "St.=M". What appears to be an equals sign is likely a double hyphen.
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Genre/Form: Trench art
Pebbling
Art
History
Shell, Artillery
Art and the war
Material Type: Real object, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
OCLC Number: 944444727
Notes: Title by cataloger.
Bottom of the shell has the inscriptions, "St 159", "PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE" with exploding bomb symbols, "JUNI 1915", and "Ke" under a crown logo. A label affixed to the bottom of the shell reads, "Y6."
Description: 1 shell : brass ; 23 cm in height, 9 cm in diameter
Other Titles: German 77 mm artillery shell with shield and crossed swords
St.=M

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Shell is made of dark, polished brass. The middle portion of the shell (approximately half the total surface area) has been pebbled to reveal an embossed and engraved shield in front of two crossed swords. On the shield is the inscription "St.=M". What appears to be an equals sign is likely a double hyphen.

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