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Live auction - fme_899581 - INSURANCES Médaille, Société de Secours Mutuels

INSURANCES Médaille, Société de Secours Mutuels AU
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 May 2024 16:37:06
Type : Médaille, Société de Secours Mutuels
Date: n.d.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 101 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver MAREY Charles Gustave de (1878-1967)
Weight : 26,01 g.
Edge : lisse + corne BRONZE
Puncheon : corne BRONZE
Coments on the condition:
Patine marron hétérogène, présentant quelques taches noires d’oxydation. Faible usure
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Trois hommes se serrant les mains, divers personnages à droite et à gauche. Arc de la Mutualité à l’arrière plan. Signé : CH. MAREY.


Reverse description : Légende en 4 lignes dans un cartouche posé sur des branches de chêne et laurier. Signé : CH. MAREY.


Diamètre sans bélière ni ruban : 35,5 mm
Ruban violet bordé de blanc.
Médaille décernée à Madame Levé, il s’agit par ailleurs de l’exemplaire illustrant l’ouvrage de Gailhouste, “Numismatique de l’assurance française”, 2002.

Historical background


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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