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Live auction - fjt_477889 - COUR DES MONNAIES DE PARIS LOUIS XVI n.d.

COUR DES MONNAIES DE PARIS LOUIS XVI AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 82 €
Maximum bid : 115 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 17:42:55
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : LOUIS XVI
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,33 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Jolie patine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUD. XVI. REX CHRISTIANISS..
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XVI sans signature [ type n° 382].
Obverse translation : Louis XVI, roi très chrétien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ET LEGE ET PONDERE ; À L'EXERGUE : MONNOYE.
Reverse description : Balancier monétaire. Auprès de la base, une corbeille remplie de monnaies.
Reverse translation : Et par la Loi et par le poids.

Historical background


COURT OF COINS OF PARIS

(1552-1791)

In the Middle Ages, the House of currencies, installed at the Palais, in the same premises as the Chamber of Accounts, was responsible for the control of mints. In 1522, Francis I gave him the powers of a real court to try cases relating to counterfeit currency. In 1552, Henry II built this House Sovereign Court, better known as the Paris Court of currencies. The Court of currencies Paris had, in addition to his judicial duties, a policy function (remonstrances, drafting of certain edicts ...) and control on Weights and Measures (especially treasured said stack "Charlemagne" ). From 1704 to 1771 she gave part of his spring in favor of the Court of currencies Lyon. The Court of currencies Paris was abolished in 1791 during the Revolution. General Provost currencies was a company responsible for the police coins and enforce the judgments of the Court of currencies in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. At its head, General Marshal currencies was an officer determined to find the counterfeit currency crimes and summarily instruct the trial of counterfeit currency, whose procedures were then presented to the Court of currencies.

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