~ Trinken ist mein Trost ~
In other words drinking makes sure that this fellow's money doesn't stay in his pocket long enough to deteriorate. The relief stein is marked "665 Germany", ca. 1900.
Trinken ist mein Trost,
es macht dass mir kein Geld verrost.
Drinking is my comfort,
it makes it so that my money does not rust.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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