History, Information, and Value of 1778 German Prayers for Peace Medal
Value of 1778 German Prayers for Peace Medal
This rare German peace medal was struck after the French agreed to help the United States during the Revolutionary War in 1778. The reverse translates, “Consider the balance, it brings each day joy or trouble” Depicted is a scale near the top over a globe which is surrounded by trophies of way. The reverse legend translates, “Nearly the whole world have whet their swords! O Lord, let Crown and Throne blossom with palms of peace. Speak Thou to all the world- speak Thou to the German Empire this great word of blessing, My Peace be with you. 1778.” There is no image on the reverse.
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Betracht die Waag Sie Bringt am Tag Freud oder Plag [sic] | and | Saft will die | Ganze Welt Geweste Schwerder seiben! Berr | Laffe Kron und Thron die | Friedens Palmen Blu_en Sprich | Zu der granzen Welt Sprich | zu den Teufchen Reich | Dies Grofe Sergens Wort | Mein Fride Ley Mit Euch.