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Germany: Friedrich Ludwig Jahn anti-Semitic cast iron tallion, c. 1870s-1880's; not maker-marked; 36x36mm, 16.5g. Obv.: right facing Jahn & leg. "Wer Jahn ehrt * Des Juden wehrt" (
Item code: 0130336

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Germany: Friedrich Ludwig Jahn anti-Semitic cast iron tallion, c. 1870s-1880's; not maker-marked; 36x36mm, 16.5g. Obv.: right facing Jahn & leg. "Wer Jahn ehrt * Des Juden wehrt" ("Where Jahn is honored, the Jews protect themselves"). Rev.: "Turner Cross" ("Turnerkreuz") device surrounded by oakleaves wrapped by 3 ribbons on ea. side & his worldview incorporated anti-foreigner/anti-Semitic sentiment. Though considered an outspoken anti-Semite, Jahn left no influence on other movements; though many tallions commemorate him few incorporate anti-Semitic content - hence this piece is unusual.