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E-auction 319-236661 - LEBANON - III REPUBLIC 2 Piastres Syriennes Cèdre du Liban 1924 Paris

LEBANON - III REPUBLIC 2 Piastres Syriennes Cèdre du Liban 1924 Paris XF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 27 May 2019 16:42:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 2 Piastres Syriennes Cèdre du Liban
Date: 1924
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1800000
Metal : bronze-aluminium
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,96 g.
Edge : cannelée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN 1924 EN FRANÇAIS ET EN ARABE.
Obverse description : cèdre du Liban.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 2 PIASTRES / SYRIENNES.
Reverse description : dans le champ en Français et en Arabe.

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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