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Live auction - fco_501058 - GUINEA - LABÉ Module de 5 francs 1894

GUINEA - LABÉ Module de 5 francs 1894  AU
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 1 550 €
Maximum bid : 2 100 €
End of the sale : 04 December 2018 18:34:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Module de 5 francs
Date: 1894
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 24,98 g.
Edge : lisse/ ARGENT 950 M/M
Puncheon : losange ARGENT 950 M/M en creux
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est frappée sur un flan légèrement voilé et présente une légère usure et des coups sur la tranche. Elle est couverte d’une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : KAHEL À L'EXERGUE.
Obverse description : Lion passant à gauche ; au-dessus, un croissant.


Reverse legend : 25 GR. A./ 1894.
Reverse description : Inscription arabe dans un cartouche.


Ces pièces ne furent pas officiellement mises en circulation. Pour le module de la pièce de 5 francs, il y a trois modèles différents : deux au millésime de 1879, le troisième de 1894 (notre pièce). Ils présentent tous un lion surmonté d'un croissant au droit. Il semblerait que l'inscription au revers puisse se traduire par Sanderval.
Un exemplaire de qualité équivalente a été vendu 4400 euros hors frais en 2015 dans une vente “International Coin Exchange Ldt”.

Historical background


The Labe, located on the plateau of Fouta populated by Dailonke, owes its name to the head of this tribe, Manga Labe king in the eighteenth century. The region, located at the entrance of the Gulf of Guinea, was of prime economic importance for boats that came to refuel before starting the crossings to the Americas during the triangular trade. A French protectorate was established on the Fouta Djallon in 1881. Between 1877 and 1898, Aimé Olivier de Sanderval headed for the Pastre Marseille home, as many counters on the coast than on the plateau. He obtained native to the area they recognize as sovereign leaders of Labe. He behaved like a local wren but was never recognized by France. The French occupied the Labe from 1896 and the integration territory of French West Africa in 1899.

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