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Germany: "Feather Jew" medal in silver, c. 1670-1710; by Christian Wermuth; 42mm, 28.56g. Obv.: hunched-over Jew with feathers in his hat and sack on back bearing the words "VITIA
Item code: 0139065

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Germany: "Feather Jew" medal in silver, c. 1670-1710; by Christian Wermuth; 42mm, 28.56g. Obv.: hunched-over Jew with feathers in his hat and sack on back bearing the words "VITIA PROPRIA" ("His Own Faults"); Ger. leg. "ICH TRAGE DIE FEDERN DAS JEDERMANN SCHAUT" / "EIN ANDER TRAGET SIE DER ES NICHT TRAUT" ("I wear the feathers which everyone can see, another wears them as a decoy") & "IE DU FEDER IUDE" / "NOSCE TE IPSUM" ("Hey You Feather Jew" | "Know Thyself"). Rev.: 9 line leg. in Ger. & Latin in rhyming stanza. In VF+; Kirschner Nr. 11, Fieweger-77, JM-10 & 111, Stern #222. Ex Arthur Polak collection - extremely rare in silver.