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German anti-Semitic Judaica Cuckold alloy medal with Feather Jew motif; Wermuth

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Germany > Gotha: 'Cuckold Medal' ("Hahnrei medaille") with 'Feather Jew' motif (ND), c. 1700, by Christian Wermuth; struck in light-weight alloy; size: 33.5mm; weight: 7.3g. Obverse: antlered Jew riding large cock, 5 smaller roosters in background; 2-lined legend above: "WER KEINER I ST DER KAN NOCH EINER | WER DEN" ['Where no-one can become someone']. Reverse: decorated open chest on tiled floor with pair of antlers from behind; double-ringed legend: "DIE LADE FVHRT DIE GRÖSTE ZVNFFT AVF ERDEN | VM MANCHEN IST ES EWIG SCHADE" ['The clouds drove the guild off the ground, To some it is eternal pity']; 4 line legend on box: "DAS ER KÖMT | IN DIE | HAHNREY | LADE". Not documented in any research works on Jewish medals, it most closely resembles the anti-Semitic/satiric "feather Jew" medals which played on the alleged sexual-financial prowess of Jews during times of famine. In AU with dark toning. Note difference to cast issue above (other than weight/dimensions): this example bears 5 rows of tiles on reverse; Fieweger-133, Feill-3431.


Product Tags: German Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Anti-Semitic & Satirical Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Germany and from 18th Century,