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Live auction - fwo_421507 - ITALY - LIGURIAN REPUBLIC 8 Lires 1798 Gênes

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 580 €
Maximum bid : 580 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:43:24
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 8 Lires
Date: An I
Mint name / Town : Gênes
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 889 ‰
Diameter : 41 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 33,28 g.
Edge : ornée et inscrite en relief PESO. GRANI. 726. - BONTA. ONCIE. 10.16
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan assez large avec un petit manque à 2 heures. Usure de circulation mais la pièce reste agréable. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise aux reflets bleutés et dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBBLICA - LIGURE. ANNO. I..
Obverse description : Écu de Gênes devant un faisceau surmonté d'un bonnet entre une branche d'olivier et une palme ; au-dessous L. 8.
Obverse translation : (République Ligure Année I).


Reverse legend : LIBERTA. - EGUAGLIANZA // 1798.
Reverse description : La Liberté casquée et la République Ligure enlacées. Sur la base signature cursive Vassallo.
Reverse translation : (Liberté - Égalité).

Historical background



The Republic Ligure is created in June 1797 after the conquest of the Republic of Genoa by the French commanded by General Bonaparte. In June 1805, the Republic Ligure is annexed to the French Empire, where it forms the departments of the Apennines, Genoa and Montenotte.

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