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ANTI-SEMITIC BIGOTRY AS CHRONICLED BY HISTORICAL MEDALS


 
 
Figure 16. Pictures Contained in Screw Medal of Jud Joseph
Süs Oppenheimer


The top and bottom of this box or screw medal are similar to those of the obverse and reverse of the medal shown in figure 15. The screw medal contains images of Suess’ romantic life and his trial and hanging. Ref: Friedenberg, p. 20. (Image courtesy of Tradart)

The public joy associated with Oppenheimer being brought to “justice” was so great that several other medals related to this event were issued at about the same time. One was a box or screw medal, containing nineteen miniature pictures, which were hand-painted on parchment or tiny copper plates, of the life and death of Joseph Oppenheimer (figure 16) These screw medals were so popular that they continued to be made up to the nineteenth century (Kirschner).

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