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Germany > Brandenburg: Joseph and His Brothers inflationary Jeton ("Josefs-Jeton" - "Joseph und Seine Bruder" teuerungsjeton), 1772; struck in brass; by Johann Christian Reich; 29.25mm, 6.25g. Obverse depicts Joseph (with right hand over sack of corn) and his brothers (kneeling before him) surmounted by German legend "LIEB DIE BRÜDER GOTT GIBTS WIEDER" (loosely translated as "The Brother Loves the G-d Who Gives Again"); below Joseph's hand is "RE KOR" and between the colonades "GOTT SEGNE EUCH" ("G-d Bless You"); below the image on two lines is "DANTES. 1772". On reverse is 12 lines of text starting with "1771." and listing what various food items cost; text ends with "Furth". Medal alignment. Kischner is hesistant to classify these jetons as anti-Semitic; some variations have an anti-Semitic tone, but others like this one are more restrained: it draws on the Biblical story of Joseph and the 7 year famine in Egypt, but in this version it inspires praise in G-d rather than blaming Joseph himself for the strife. In VF but has a gash on the lower obverse; Brettauer-1932; P.u.R.-152; Kirschner-XIII.

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German Judaic Joseph & Brothers brass inflation Jeton

Estimate $160 - $300Oct 17
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Jerusalem, IL