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fjt_547507 - 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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Type : Chambre de commerce de Lyon
Date: (1723)
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,46 g.
Coments on the condition:
Jolie patine
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 / CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE

The first chamber of commerce was that of Marseille, created at the end of the 16th century. For Paris, the six corps of merchants and the judge-consuls had a role similar to that of a chamber of commerce: an association of merchants gathered to deliberate on the interests of their city or region and to give their opinion to the government. Colbert legalizes them in 1664 by establishing that each place of commerce will choose two of them to represent them. However, the institution was not really established until the decision of the Council of August 30, 1701, and many chambers of commerce appeared in the 18th century in Lyon, Rouen, Toulouse, Montpellier, Bordeaux, etc. The most important of them is Marseilles which had attributions in all the trade of Levant and was of the department of Foreign Affairs, the others concerned the General control of Finances. Abolished by the Constituent Assembly in 1791, the chambers of commerce were re-established under the Consulate. Since 1832, their recruitment is done by elections, they have become chambers of commerce and industry since 1898, grouped into 21 regional chambers.

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