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Germany: morality satirical medal "Their G-d is Money | So Goes the World", c. 1680, by C. Schneider or C. Sucro; struck in silver; size: 36.5mm; weight: 23.75g. Obv.: people bowin
Item code: 0130307

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Germany: morality satirical medal "Their G-d is Money | So Goes the World", c. 1680, by C. Schneider or C. Sucro; struck in silver; size: 36.5mm; weight: 23.75g. Obv.: people bowing before altar with sacks of money on it (not anti-Semitic images; figure on right appears to be in priestly dress); legend above: "IHR GOT IST GELDT."; text on altar: "MMM|AO|N" may be for the Hebrew/Biblical word for money ('Mammon'). Rev.: lobster supporting a globe on back; legend above: "SO GEHT DIE WELDT." In VF; Fiew-200 credits piece to either Lorenz Christoph Schneider (active 1679- 1713) or Christoph Sucro (active 1677- 1681). Rare.