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E-auction 364-277705 - LEBANON - III REPUBLIC 1 Piastre Cèdre du Liban 1925 Paris

LEBANON - III REPUBLIC 1 Piastre Cèdre du Liban 1925 Paris AU
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 16:47:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : 1 Piastre Cèdre du Liban
Date: 1925
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1500000
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,05 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN (EN FRANÇAIS ET EN ARABE).
Obverse description : dans le champ, couronne composée d’un rameau d’olivier et d’un rameau de chêne.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1 PIASTRE 1 / 1925 (EN FRANÇAIS ET EN ARABE).
Reverse description : deux têtes de lion de face, rameaux d’olivier.

Historical background


LEBANON - THIRD REPUBLIC

During the First World War (1914-1918), Lebanon will experience famine and plagues several killing nearly a quarter of its population, especially in Christian areas. After the war, Lebanon and Syria under French mandate. In response to the aspirations of the Lebanese people, especially the Maronites, the formation of a Lebanese nation, General Gouraud makes the country once lost territories. Thus, l September 1920, the Greater Lebanon was born in its current borders. The country is subject to the authority of a French High Commissioner and an administrative commission. Local government is also supervised by French advisers.

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