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Germany: Kornjudenmedaille "Corn Jew" medal in silver alloy(?), 1740; based on Christian Wermuth; 32mm, 11.25g. Obv.: Jewish peddler (no landscape) facing right, w/Devil on corn sa
Item code: 0130293

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Germany: Kornjudenmedaille "Corn Jew" medal in silver alloy(?), 1740; based on Christian Wermuth; 32mm, 11.25g. Obv.: Jewish peddler (no landscape) facing right, w/Devil on corn sack & leg. "DU KORN IUDE." | "THEUREZEIT". Rev.: horizontal grain sifter & leg. (Proverbs 11:26) "those who withhold corn are cursed by the people" ("WER KORN INNHAELT DEM FLUCHEN DIE LEUTHE"). Similar but smaller than 1694 original (JM-4 & 110, Brettauer-1901); unlisted. Apprently re-struck using re-cut dies; probably issued in occurrence with period of food scarcity or inflation, as happed in 1696 per Friedenburg. Rare.