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Germany > Sachsen-Thuringen: 'Corn Jew' variant medal of woman & grain peddler, 1772; by Johann Christian Reich; pewter(?); size: 39mm; weight: 17.4g. Obv.: small housewife
Item code: 0130295

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Germany > Sachsen-Thuringen: 'Corn Jew' variant medal of woman & grain peddler, 1772; by Johann Christian Reich; pewter(?); size: 39mm; weight: 17.4g. Obv.: small housewife with raised arms imploring fat Jewish grain peddler (facing right) to give her corn to feed her family, w/ Devil cutting hole in sack; legend above: "DU KORN IUDE DEN 12 MERTZ" + 2 lines below: "THEURE ZEIT 1694 1772". Rev.: upright grain sifter on landscape + Proverbs 11:26 quotation. Die seam visible along rim where both side's dies compressed the metal. In AU-UNC w/ luster; Kirsch-28 var.; JM-118; Brett-1905; P.u.R-130; Fiew-85 (facing left).