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Austria > Hapsburg: 1686 'Jews & Turks Budapest' medal ("Türkenkrieg medaille"), by Martin Brunner; struck in copper; size: 41.5mm; weight: 28.85g. Obv.: Turk & Jew arou
Item code: 0130306

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Austria > Hapsburg: 1686 'Jews & Turks Budapest' medal ("Türkenkrieg medaille"), by Martin Brunner; struck in copper; size: 41.5mm; weight: 28.85g. Obv.: Turk & Jew around furnace melting metal with ingots coming out; legend around: "WER DISTILLIRT NUN GELD ZUM FRIED*WEIL TURCK UND IUD DES KRIEGES MUD*" ['Who mints money for peace now that the Turk and Jew are tired of war']. Rev.: 11-line legend & date '*1686*' below, "OFEN belongs to LEOPOLD. Luck has been against Mohammed. He loses the city of Ofen with all its gold, which was destined to be used for the purchase of peace.". Legend on rim: "DURCH DIESEN STREICH * DAS TURKEN REICH * STEHT AUF DER NEIG" ['By this battle the Turkish Empire nears its end']. The only Austrian anti-Semitic medal between Renaissance and Napoleonic era, issued for Hapsburg victory over Ottoman Turks (& Jews) in battle for Budapest ("Ofen"). In VF-EF; few dents & rim nicks; Kirsch-31, JM-18 & 108/109.