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E-auction 139-78953 - CORSICA - PASCAL PAOLI 4 soldi

CORSICA - PASCAL PAOLI 4 soldi VF
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Estimate : 170 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 57 €
End of the sale : 14 December 2015 15:30:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : 4 soldi
Date: 1765
Mint name / Town : Murato
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,76 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette pièce de 4 soldi est frappée sur un flan assez large et régulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine foncée et présentant des faiblesses de frappe. Le revers est tréflé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de maure sur un écu couronné festonné soutenu par deux divinités marines armées, posé sur un cartouche orné ; grènetis dans un cercle.

Reverse


Reverse legend : *4* / SOLDI / 1765.
Reverse description : en trois lignes dans une couronne ; grènetis autour d'un cercle.

Commentary


Frappe médaille (12 heures).

Historical background


INDEPENDENT CORSICA - PASCAL PAOLI

(1761-1768)

Corsica was a Genoese possession since 1347 when the Corsican revolt in 1731-1732. Pascal Paoli (1725-1807) was elected commander in chief in 1755 and Corsica is independent from 1761 until 1768 when the Treaty of Versailles of 15 May 1768 together Corsica UK despite fierce resistance Corsicans who want maintain their independence. Laetitia Bonaparte and Charles, were also resistant to give birth to Napoleon in French Corsica August 15, 1769. Pascal Paoli, beaten Pontenuovo in 1769, left Corsica. He would return in 1793 with an English squadron which will occupy the island until 1796. Pascal Paoli died in exile in London.

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