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ANTI-SEMITIC BIGOTRY AS CHRONICLED BY HISTORICAL MEDALS


 
Useless Baptism Medal  Taufmedaille
Figure 21. Useless Baptism Medal ("Taufmedaille")

Christian Wermuth, Germany, ca. 1700, bronze (silvered) struck medal, 43mm. Ref: Kirschner 2; Friedenberg 13/14 and 113; Fieweger 76 (Image courtesy of Alex Ben-Arieh)

A related medal, this one struck to “honor” Jews who converted to Christianity, is shown in figure 22. This piece, issued in 1887, shows on the obverse a Star of David with “Jehovah” in Hebrew with the legends: “Christ in You; The Hope of Glory; Holy is His Name," while the reverse shows a Christian cross with Hebrew legends, translated as: “Father Glorify Thy Name.”

Copper Conversion Medal
Figure 22. Copper Conversion Medal

Unknown medallist, 1887, Bronze struck medal, semi-oval, 33 x 45mm (Image courtesy of William Rosenblum)

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