Aluminium medal 1923, signed by F. W. Hörnlein, directed against the usurers during the German inflation period after 1st World War. Obese naked man is sitting on corn sheaf and by this clearly identifiable as a man who tries to exploit the needs of his fellow men//In 7 lines: IN / BÖSEN ZEITEN / IST OHN ZWEIFEL / EIN MENSCH / OFT DES ANDERN / TEUFEL / 1923 (In bad times, there can be no doubt, men can turn out to be other men’s devil). 38,15 mm; 6,72 g. Arnold/Fischer/Arnold 180; Kirschner 30.
24 552 pieces of this aluminium medal were minted. These medals fall back on the motif of the Corn-Jew, which was used for invectives against the Jews as early as the 17th c.