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Live auction - 4290063 - 1 Piastre DJIBOUTI Diré-Daoua 1919 KM.656b

1 Piastre DJIBOUTI Diré-Daoua 1919 KM.656b UNC
1 Piastre DJIBOUTI Diré-Daoua 1919 KM.656b UNC1 Piastre DJIBOUTI Diré-Daoua 1919 KM.656b UNC
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Face Value : 1 Piastre
Date: 01 juin 1919
Period/Provinces/Banks Union des commerçants de Diré-Daoua
Department Éthiopie
French City Diré-Daoua
Catalogue reference : KM.656b
Additional reference : GB.-
Predigree : Collection Dargent


Second exemplaire connu, après celui du Docteur Kolsky. .

Historical background



The digging of the Suez Canal gave the Gulf of Aden unmatched strategic importance at the end of the Red Sea. The British controlled Aden, the French bought Obock in 1862 while Marseille owners settled in Tadjoura. In 1884, a French protectorate was spent with local potentates. It was the same with the Somali leaders. Colonel Lagarde Djibouti founded in 1888. The transfer of capital became in 1891 Obock in Djibouti. With colonial status in 1894, the area became known as French Somaliland in 1896.

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