Struck in Nürnberg depicting Graf von Zeppelin on the obverse, and a complex reverse image of World War I era military hardware. The Zeppelin in the foreground must be the LZ-6 based on the shape of the rudder and the pencil tip shape of the bow. It wasn't a military Zeppelin, -was actually the first Zeppelin constructed for Delag, the German Zeppelin passenger service. Launched in August of 1909, it had a very bad day in Oos, Baden-Baden a year later when it exploded in its hangar. It was the first Zeppelin to employ wireless radio communication. Not sure on the cruiser, still need to do a little research on it. The medal itself is pretty rare, the finer of only two seen at PCGS and far more elusive than the medals struck in the 1920s for the LZ-127. From Heritage's Long Beach sale in September.