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Live auction - fjt_477858 - CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE / CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE Chambre de commerce de Lyon n.d.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE / CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE Chambre de commerce de Lyon AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 17:40:25
Type : Chambre de commerce de Lyon
Date: (1723)
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,46 g.
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LA CHAMBRE DU COMMERCE DE LYON.
Obverse description : Écu ovale aux armes de la chambre de commerce sur un cartouche tenu par le Rhône et la Saône assis épandant leurs urnes dont les eaux se réunissent à leurs pieds.

Reverse


Reverse legend : MUNERIBUS PRETIOSA SUIS; À L’EXERGUE EN DEUX LIGNES : X. VIRI LUGDUNENSES/ COMMERCIIS REGUNDIS.
Reverse description : Le Rhône et la Saône assis mélangeant l’eau de leurs urnes ; derrière eux, une sirène tenant une coquille dont elle répand les perles sur le rivage, signature D.V. .
Reverse translation : (Riche grâce à sa production - Les dix commissaires lyonnais préposés à la conduite du Commerce).

Historical background


CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

The first chamber of commerce was that of Marseille created in the late sixteenth century. For Paris, the six bodies of merchants and consuls, judges had a similar to a chamber of commerce role an association of merchants met to deliberate on the interests of their city or region and provide advice to government. Colbert legalized in 1664 by setting up trade each choose two of them to represent them. The institution, however, was actually established by the decree of the Council of 30 August 1701 and many chambers of commerce in the eighteenth century appear in Lyon, Rouen, Toulouse, Montpellier, Bordeaux, etc. .. The most important of them Marseille has had assignments throughout the Levant trade and was the Department of Foreign Affairs, the rest were General Audit Office. Deleted by the Constituent Assembly in 1791, the chambers of commerce are restored under the Consulate. Since 1832, recruitment is through elections, they became Chambers of Commerce and Industry since 1898, grouped into 21 regional chambers.

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