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Germany > Sachsen-Thuringen: 'Corn Jew' medal of woman & grain peddler, 1771-1772; by Johann Christian Reich; pewter(?); size: 38mm; weight: 17.35g. Obv.: housewife with cle
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Germany > Sachsen-Thuringen: 'Corn Jew' medal of woman & grain peddler, 1771-1772; by Johann Christian Reich; pewter(?); size: 38mm; weight: 17.35g. Obv.: housewife with clenched fists imploring Jewish grain peddler (facing right) to give her corn to feed her family, & Devil cutting hole in sack; legend above: "DU KORN IUDE den 12. Mertz: 1694." + 2 lines below: "Theure Zeit auch 1771.1772". Rev.: upright grain sifter + Proverbs 11:26 quotation. Die seam visible along rim where both side's dies compressed the metal. In AU-UNC with original luster in places; Kirschner-28; JM-118; Brett-1906; Fiew-86.