Obverse legend : COMMERCE DE DRAPERIE DE LA VILLE DE LYON 1755.
Obverse description : Écu aux armes de Lyon dans un cartouche de style rocaille tenu par le Rhône et la Saône assis, avec leurs urnes, un lion couché entre eux ; à l'exergue : 1755..
Reverse legend : DITAT VESTIT ET ORNAT 1755.
Reverse description : Le vaisseau des Argonautes à la conquête de la Toison d’or suspendue à une branche d’arbre et défendue par un dragon dont la queue s’enroule autour du tronc ; à l'exergue : 1755..
Reverse translation : (Elle enrichit, habille et orne).
In Rome, artisan groups existed: forming a college under the protection of a deity, with a house and a common fund. In medieval Europe, probably from religious brotherhoods were formed between economic groupings called Hanse merchants or ghilde. With the development of trade, the craftsmen organized in body or professional communities that grouped all those employed in the same profession: masters, journeymen or apprentices. To enter the body, it was necessary to "swear" the trade. In addition, there existed free trades that could be enjoyed by all. Each body was headed by a collegial body responsible for enforcing the rules of trade, to protect the business from the competition and lead the fraternal benefit society. At the end of the seventeenth century, the king began to sell as hereditary offices as a juror and corporate trustees which provoked serious financial difficulties at a time when corporations are met in addition to more new economic development requirements Industry and business concentration. This is also in England that corporations disappeared spontaneously because of the industrial revolution. Corporations will be deleted in France in 1791 by the Constituent Assembly.