German Judaic Joseph & Brothers copper inflation Jeton by Reich 1772, Brett-1933
Lot #: 70176

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Germany > Brandenburg: Joseph and His Brothers inflationary Jeton ("Josefs-Jeton" - "Joseph und Seine Bruder" teuerungsjeton), 1772; struck in copper; by Johann Christian Reich; 29mm, 6.8g. Obverse depicts Joseph (with right hand over sack of corn) and his brothers (kneeling before him) surmounted by German legend "LIEB DIE BRÜDER GOTT GIBTS WIEDER" (loosely translated as "The Brother Loves the G-d Who Gives Again"); below Joseph's hand is "RE KOR" and between the colonades "GOTT SEGNE EUCH" ("G-d Bless You"); below the image on two lines is "DANTES. 1772". On reverse is 10 lines of text, starting with "1771.", listing various food product costs, and ending "FÜRTH.". Medal alignment; thick planchet. Kischner is hesistant to classify these jetons as anti-Semitic; some variations have an anti-Semitic tone, but others like this one are more restrained: it draws on the Biblical story of Joseph and the 7 year famine in Egypt, but in this version it inspires praise in G-d rather than blaming Joseph himself for the strife. In VF-EF, with a tiny oxidation speck on obverse; weak edge details on reverse seem due to weak strike; Brettauer-1933.

Product Tags: German, Brandenburgian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Anti-Semitic & Satirical Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany, Brandeburg and from 18th Century, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates