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Live auction - fme_889249 - INSURANCES Médaille, Boule de neige, Société de retraites

INSURANCES Médaille, Boule de neige, Société de retraites AU
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fme_889249
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Type : Médaille, Boule de neige, Société de retraites
Date: n.d.
Metal : gold
Diameter : 42 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver CHAMPION Benoît-Claude (1862-1952)
Weight : 52,40 g.
Edge : lisse + corne 1OR corne
Puncheon : corne 1OR
Coments on the condition:
Belle médaille en or présentant quelques marques d’usure sur certains hauts reliefs. Petits coups sur les bords de la tranche
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Allégorie féminine drapée, tenant la main vers deux forgerons travaillant le métal. Signé : B. CHAMPION.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LA BOULE DE NEIGE // SOCIETE / DE / RETRAITES / -.- / M. BECK.
Reverse description : Légende en 4 lignes. Jeunes enfants habillés en marins jouant à gauche.

Commentary


La médaille a été décernée à Monsieur Beck qui fut fort probablement le directeur de la société avant d’être directeur de la France Mutualiste.

Historical background


INSURANCES

Under the Old Regime, insurance was above all maritime. It is a contract by which an individual undertakes to repair the losses linked to a shipwreck, for a certain sum which is paid to him in advance.. Thus, for example, we see that in the 18th century, in Bordeaux, maritime insurance was concentrated in the hands of a few large shipowners such as François Bonnaffé. An order of 1681 leaves the greatest freedom in the relationship between insurers and insured, hence the multiplication of players on the market. Still in Bordeaux, we then see the intervention of Parisian, Dutch and English companies. . . Non-maritime insurance became popular late (middle of the 18th century). They most often offer a guarantee against fire. Example: the general insurance company obtained the privilege of Louis XV in 1753 for the guarantee of maritime trade and to insure houses against fire. In the 19th century, we witness the emergence of countless companies, often specialized in very specific sectors, which will allow the development of the economy by pooling risks.. They are complemented by mutual associations and mutual aid.

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