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Live auction - fco_326387 - LEBANON - III REPUBLIC Essai de 1/2 Piastre République Libanaise 1934

LEBANON - III REPUBLIC Essai de 1/2 Piastre République Libanaise 1934  MS
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 410 €
Maximum bid : 410 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 19:01:39
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Essai de 1/2 Piastre République Libanaise
Date: 1934
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 21,01 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,02 g.
Coments on the condition:
Légères taches au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE LIBANAISE - 1934.
Obverse description : Valeur faciale dans une couronne de laurier ; en-dessous ESSAI.


Reverse description : Incriptions arabes à l’intérieur et autour d’une couronne fermée ; en-dessous millésime en chiffres arabes entre deux épis de blé.

Historical background


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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