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E-auction 446-358905 - fme_707394 - SECOND REPUBLIC Médaille, Génie de la Liberté

SECOND REPUBLIC Médaille, Génie de la Liberté AU
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 01 November 2021 19:03:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Médaille, Génie de la Liberté
Date: 1848
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,50 mm
Engraver Montagny
Weight : 10,12 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Patine marron hétérogène avec quelques coups et rayures, notamment au revers. Très légère usure
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : RÉPUBLIQUE * - FRANÇAISE.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de la République à droite drapée à l'antique, signature MONTAGNY sous le buste. Foi à l’exergue.


Reverse legend : LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ - FRATERNITÉ // 23 24 FEVRIER - 1848..
Reverse description : Génie de la Liberté à droite. SIgnature : MONTAGNY.


Même revers que le Colligon n°190 avec le Génie de la liberté.

Historical background



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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