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Live auction - bry_362498 - THE CONVENTION Louis dit "au génie" 1793 Paris

THE CONVENTION Louis dit  au génie  1793 Paris XF
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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 3 500 €
Maximum bid : 3 555 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 16:27:14
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Louis dit "au génie"
Date: 1793
Mint name / Town : Paris
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,67 g.
Edge : LA NATION (fleuron) LA LOI (fleuron) ET LE ROI
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce louis est frappé sur un flan assez large, légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant des stries d’ajustage sur la tête ayant provoqué des faiblesses de frappe au revers. Rayure sur le génie
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann


Obverse description : Tête nue de Louis XVI à gauche, les cheveux noués par un ruban ; sous la tête (Mm) et 1793.


Reverse legend : REGNE DE LA LOI. / À L'EXERGUE L'AN 5 DE LA / LIBERTÉ..
Reverse description : Génie gravant la Constitution posée sur un autel à droite, entre un faisceau de licteur sommé d'un bonnet phrygien et un coq ; à gauche (Mg) ; à droite la lettre d'atelier.

Historical background



The Republic was proclaimed on 22 September 1792 by the Convention. France declares war on England, Holland and Spain in February and March 1793. The first coalition against France is composed of England, Holland, Austria, Russia, Spain, Prussia, Austria and Savoy. The French annexed the Rhineland and Basel. Dumouriez, beaten Neerwinden March 18, impeached, passes to the enemy. March 10, 1793, the Revolutionary Tribunal is established, then the Committee of Public Hi April 6. Marat was assassinated by Charlotte Corday July 13, 1793. The end of government Girondins 31 May and 2 June brings judgment and execution on October 31. This is the beginning of the federalist movement in the province. Marseille is August 25 and October 17 Lyon. The Vendee, who took Saumur on June 9, crashed in Cholet on October 17. The levee en masse is decreed on August 23. On September 5, the Convention establishes Terror.

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