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E-auction 331-246703 - SECOND REPUBLIC Médaille, République Française et Louis Napoléon

SECOND REPUBLIC Médaille, République Française et Louis Napoléon VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 17:09:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Médaille, République Française et Louis Napoléon
Date: n.d.
Metal : bronzed tin
Diameter : 36,5 mm
Weight : 28,42 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène. Présence de coups et rayures


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE.
Obverse description : Buste de la République à gauche laurée et drapée à l’antique. Signé : MONTAGNY - FECIT.


Reverse description : Tête de Louis Napoléon à gauche dans une couronne de chêne et de laurier.


Cette médaille présente à l’avers l’avers de la 5 Francs du concours de 1848 par Montagny.

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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