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E-auction 355-269216 - SECOND REPUBLIC Médaille, Fête Nationale

SECOND REPUBLIC Médaille, Fête Nationale XF
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 03 February 2020 18:27:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Médaille, Fête Nationale
Date: n.d.
Metal : brass
Diameter : 38,5 mm
Weight : 16,49 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Présence de coups. Défauts du métal sur la bordure à l’avers. Petites concrétions blanches à l’avers

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE.
Obverse description : La République accueille un pauvre vieillard barbu soutenue par un viril travailleur tenant son drapeau. Monuments à l’arrière plan timbré au dessus 1789 - 1790. Signé : STRENZ.

Reverse


Reverse legend : * LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE // FETE / NATIONALE / 14 JUILLET.
Reverse description : dans une couronne de chêne et de laurier alternés ouverte.

Commentary


Diamètre sans bélière : 34 mm
La fête nationale du 14 juillet (1790 fête de la Fédération, pas 1789, prise de la Bastille et libération de ses sept prisonniers) date en réalité de 1880 et était avant tout, dans l’esprit de ses instigateurs, la fête de la République.
Pour plus d’informations, voir ce site : https://www.elysee.fr/la-presidence/la-fete-nationale-du-14-juillet.

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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