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fme_793116 - INSURANCES Médaille, Compagnie belge d’assurances générales contre les risques d’incendie

INSURANCES Médaille, Compagnie belge d’assurances générales contre les risques d’incendie AU
85.00 €(Approx. 91.80$ | 72.25£)
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Type : Médaille, Compagnie belge d’assurances générales contre les risques d’incendie
Date: n.d.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 55 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver FISCH Antoine (1827-1892)
Weight : 76,46 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Jolie patine marron avec quelques taches d’oxydation. Traces de manipulation. Légère usure

Obverse


Obverse legend : (FLEUR) COMPAGNIE BELGE D’ASSURANCES GENERALES CONTRE LES RISQUES D’INCENDIE.
Obverse description : Allégorie féminine, drapée à l’antique, assise, tenant une balance d’une main et pointant le paysage à l’arrière plan où l’on voit le début d’un feu sur les cultures suite à un éclair. Signé : ANT. FISCH.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Médaillon sur un cuir stylisé somme d’une tête de diable, des palmes partent à l’exergue.

Commentary


Médaille non décernée.

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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