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"Cuckold Medal" ("Hahnrei medaille") of the "Feather Jew" jewish c1700

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Seller: ayali2 (643) 100%, Location: Haifa,, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 261569261767 Details: Germany: "Cuckold Medal" ("Hahnrei medaille") of the "Feather Jew" motif (ND), circa. 1700; cast in white metal (silver?); by Christian Wermuth (Germany, Gotha); size: 31mm, weight: 8.25g.Obverse: depicts a two-antlered Jew riding a large cock, with five smaller roosters in the background; German legend (party split in places because of the image) around rim reads "WER KEINER I ST DER KAN NOCH EINER / WER DEN" ("'Where no one can become someone").Reverse: depicts decorated open chest on tiled floor or carpet with pair of antlers from behind; double-lined German legend with separating border lines around edge reads: "DIE LADE FVHRT DIE GRÖSTE ZVNFFT AVF ERDEN" and below in slightly smaller letters "VM MANCHEN IST ES EWIG SCHADE" ("'The clouds drove the guild off the ground, To some it is eternal pity"; German legend on box reads on 4 lines "DAS ER KÖMT / IN DIE / HAHNREY / LADE".Not documented in any research works, 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. shipping worldwide registered air mail - FREEi accept paypal payment onlyHave a nice bidding & good life !!!

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