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E-auction 353-267185 - LAFAYETTE (MARIE-JOSEPH-PAUL-ROCH-YVES-GILBERT MOTIER, MARQUIS OF) GARDE NATIONALE DE PARIS 1789

LAFAYETTE (MARIE-JOSEPH-PAUL-ROCH-YVES-GILBERT MOTIER, MARQUIS OF) GARDE NATIONALE DE PARIS AU
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 65 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 18:32:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : GARDE NATIONALE DE PARIS
Date: 1789
Mint name / Town : s.l.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,4 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : corne BRONZE
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MIS. DE. LAFAYETTE. MAL. DE. CAMP. COMDANT. GAL. DE. LA. GDE. NALE. PARNE.
Obverse description : Buste de La Fayette à gauche signé Dumarest F.

Reverse


Reverse legend : COMPIE. DES. GRENADIERS. VOLONTAIRES. DU. IIIE. BATAON. VIE. DIVON.
Reverse description : Armes de Paris sur des drapeaux, surmontées d'une grenade ; au-dessus, une banderole portant l'inscription VIVRE. LIBRE. OU. MOURIR.

Commentary


Refrappe certaine probablement antérieure à celle avec le poinçon Corne BR. Ce type de refrappe a été fait pour collectionneurs et pour pallier à l’impossibilité de trouver certains jetons, rarissimes voire inconnus en frappe originale. En vingt ans de commerce de jetons nous n’avons jamais pu offrir ce jeton en original.

Historical background


LAFAYETTE (MARIE JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH-GILBERT-MOTIER, MARQUIS DE)

(1757-1834)

La Fayette was born in 1757 in the castle of Saint-Roch Chavagnac (Haute-Loire). Orphaned at the age of thirteen, he finds himself at the head of a large fortune. He was lieutenant in the regiment of Noailles, before marrying in 1774 the second daughter of the Duke of Agen. He battled with American insurgents and distinguished himself alongside Washington. In 1787 he participated in the Assembly of notables and in 1789 he was elected MP for the nobility to the States General by the Seneschal of Riom. It was the origin of the Declaration of Human Rights. After the storming of the Bastille, he was elected commander of the bourgeois militia, organized the National Guard and the tricolor was adopted corcarde. After the execution of Louis XVI, he left France and was captured by the Austrians and imprisoned at Olmutz. Released in 1797, he returned to France. In 1818 he became a member of the Sarthe. At the time of the July Revolution, he was elected commander of the National Guard and facilitated the throne of the Duke of Orleans. He died in Paris in 1834.

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