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Live auction - fme_771635 - INSURANCES Médaille de récompense, Société de secours mutuels, Association des comptables

INSURANCES Médaille de récompense, Société de secours mutuels, Association des comptables AU
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Starting price : 5 000 €
Estimate : 10 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 December 2022 19:36:48
Type : Médaille de récompense, Société de secours mutuels, Association des comptables
Date: 1893
Metal : gold
Diameter : 50,5 mm
Engraver TASSET Ernest Paulin (1839-1921)
Weight : 85,03 g.
Edge : lisse + corne OR
Puncheon : corne OR
Coments on the condition:
Traces de manipulation. Légère usure sur certains reliefs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ASSOCIATION / DES COMPTABLES / DU DEP;T DE LA SEINE (À L’EXERGUE).
Obverse description : Mercure tenant le caducée à gauche, accoudé à un pilier/coffre timbré CAISSE. Allégorie féminine à droite, tenant un livre de compte ouvert. Divers objets à l’arrière plan dont un marteau et une enclume. Signé : TASSET.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (FLEUR) SOCIETE DE SECOURS MUTUELS FONDEE EN 1847 // L’ASSOCIATION / DES / COMPTABLES / A / SON PRESIDENT / M.R EMILE LEHIDEN / - / SOUVENIR / RECONNAISSANT / - / 1883-1893.
Reverse description : Légende circulaire et inscription gravée en 9 lignes.

Commentary


La médaille est décernée au président Emile Lehideux de l’association des comptables pour ses années 1883-1893. Elle est conservée dans un écrin rouge à liseré doré et timbré ASSOCIATION DES COMPTABLES DE LA SEINE.

Historical background


INSURANCE

Under the Ancien Régime, insurance is primarily maritime. It is a contract by which an individual will repair losses from a shipwreck, for a fee that is paid in advance. For example, we see that in the eighteenth century, Bordeaux, marine insurance are concentrated in the hands of a few owners like Francis Bonnaffé. An ordinance of 1681 allowed the greatest freedom in the relationship between insurers and insured, where the multiplication of actors on the market. Still Bordeaux, we see then intervene Parisian companies, Dutch, English ... Non-marine insurance is required late (mid-eighteenth century). They usually offer a guarantee against fire. Example: General Insurance company obtained the privilege of Louis XV in 1753 to guarantee maritime trade and to ensure the houses against fire. In the nineteenth century saw the emergence of countless companies, often specializing in highly specialized sectors, which will allow the development of the economy through risk pooling. They complement of mutual associations and mutual aid.

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