Obverse legend : NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Napoléon III à gauche signée OUDINE.
Reverse legend : CHAMBRE DES NOTAIRES. ARRONDISSEMENT DE MELUN. (SEINE ET MARNE).
Reverse description : dans et autour d'une couronne de deux branches de laurier et de chêne attachées par un ruban.
NOTARIES nineteenth century
Le Chapelier law of 17 June 1791, which dissolved corporations, so companies notaries, then the law of 6 October 1791 abolish royal, apostolic and manorial and venality notaries and the inheritance of their offices. However, the authors of this second law, recognizing the need for the authentication of acts and the duty of the Board, establish public notaries. Notaries and they stay in office by changing quality. However, after a decade of legislative attempts, the First Consul Bonaparte reorganized and modernized the notary by the Organic Law of 25 Ventose of Year XI (16 March 1803). This real "code of Notaries" remains today the standard text of the profession. The notary of the nineteenth century is a symbolic figure found in the literature but also to the opera. One of the most famous figures is in the third act of Puccini's opera, "Il Trittico," played for the first time in 1918, and whose action takes place in the nineteenth century. The most famous is that of air Gianni Schicchi: "If corre dal notaio" ("Courses at the notary!") [Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OjuOxOCFVI].