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fme_491052 - SECOND REPUBLIC Comité provisoire de Lyon

SECOND REPUBLIC Comité provisoire de Lyon AU
55.00 €(Approx. 66.55$ | 48.95£)
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Type : Comité provisoire de Lyon
Date: 1848
Mint name / Town : 69 - Lyon
Metal : red copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Weight : 10,10 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Traces de brossage dans les champs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANCAISE.
Obverse description : Liberté nicéphore assise à droite, la main gauche portant une nike et la droite tenant une pique phrygienne.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ - 25 FÉVRIER 1848 // COMITÉ / PROVISOIRE / DE LYON..
Reverse description : Inscription en 3 lignes dans le champ.

Historical background


SECOND REPUBLIC

(24/02/1848-2/12/1852)

Louis Napoleon was elected December 10, 1848 as the first President of the Second Republic. He had no right to represent in 1852. Louis Napoleon decided to make a coup planned for December 2, 1851, the anniversary of the coronation of the Eagle and commemoration of the Battle of Austerlitz. The coup is ratified by a plebiscite on December 21 with more than 7.5 million and only 640,000 YES NO. Victor Hugo was exiled on 12 December. The following year, he published "The Little Napoleon" which earned Louis Napoleon became Napoleon III meantime this famous sentence: "Napoleon the Little by Victor the Great".

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