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ANTI-SEMITIC BIGOTRY AS CHRONICLED BY HISTORICAL MEDALS


 

Figure 6 shows another example of an Inexpensive Time Korn Jude medal. This piece, struck in 1772-1773 shows a Jew with stacks of grain, ignoring the pleas of a woman. The legend (translated) reads, “Poverty Is Weeping While the Grain Jew Is Laughing.” The reverse shows the Jew hanging from a tree with a grain harvest in the background, the legend, again taken from Scriptures to give it more impact, reading “Avarice Is the Root of All Evil.”

Inexpensive Time Medal
Figure 6. Inexpensive Time: Hanging Korn Jude Medal

Unknown medallist, Germany, 1772-1773, Lead cast medal, 40 mm. Ref: Friedenberg 8; Kirschner no. 27, p. 61. (Source: Private collection)

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