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E-auction 324-240868 - II REPUBLIC Médaille de récompense, de Léon Cognier à Félicie Schneider

II REPUBLIC Médaille de récompense, de Léon Cognier à Félicie Schneider XF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 18:13:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Médaille de récompense, de Léon Cognier à Félicie Schneider
Date: 1852
Mint name / Town : 75 - Paris
Metal : copper
Diameter : 41 mm
Engraver BRENET Nicolas-Guy-Antoine (1773-1846)
Weight : 36 g.
Edge : lisse + main CUIVRE
Puncheon : main indicatrice (1845-1860) et CUIVRE
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant des taches noires à l’avers. Patine marron au revers. Présence de coups et rayures


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Divinité antique assise à gauche, contre un autel, tenant deux couronne dans ses mains.


Reverse legend : A / SON ELEVE / MME. F. SCHENAIDER / LÉON COGNIET 1852.
Reverse description : Légende gravée en creux en 5 lignes dans une couronne végétale.


Cette médaille a été offerte par Léon Cognier, artiste peintre et lithographe néoclassique et romantique français (né à Paris le 29 août 1794 et mort à Paris le 20 novembre 1880), alors qu’il avait 58 ans, à son élève Félicie Schneider, célèbre peintre française (1831-1888).

Nb. On retrouve le même avers sur la fme_367264.

Historical background



During the revolution of February 1848, Louis-Philippe abdicated in favor of his grandson, son, but it is not recognized by the Chambers, February 24, the Republic was proclaimed by a decree of the Provisional Government. It proclaimed the freedom of labor, the abolition of the death penalty in politics, universal suffrage. National workshops were created in March 1848. Elections were held in April and lead to the success of moderate Republicans. The closing of the national workshops causes riots are quelled by General Cavaignac who is appointed Chairman of the Board. The rebels were executed, imprisoned, deported. The legislative power is vested in a single meeting as President of the Republic, elected by universal suffrage, holds executive. The latter is the Prince Louis Napoleon. It conflicts with the meeting in 1850 for his re-election is unconstitutional. Louis Napoleon then engages in the preparation of the coup, which enables him Dec. 2, 1851, to install a dictatorship. In November 1852, it is proposed to restore the hereditary imperial dignity. The plebiscite of November 21-22 gives nearly eight million yes for the Empire while not only collected about 250. 000 votes. December 2, 1852, Louis Napoleon was proclaimed emperor under the name of Napoleon III.

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