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bry_700491 - LOUIS XVI 12 deniers dit "au faisceau", type FRANCOIS 1791 Lyon

LOUIS XVI 12 deniers dit  au faisceau , type FRANCOIS 1791 Lyon VG
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Type : 12 deniers dit "au faisceau", type FRANCOIS
Date: 1791 2e
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,89 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Cette pièce de 12 deniers présente un trou au milieu des deux faces. Usure importante et homogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LOUIS XVI ROI - DES FRANCOIS.
Obverse description : Buste de Louis XVI, tête nue à gauche, drapé et vu de trois quarts en avant ; au-dessous la lettre d’atelier.


Reverse legend : LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI / (MG) 1791. 3. DE LA LIB..
Reverse description : Faisceau orné d'une pique surmontée d'un bonnet phrygien, dans une couronne de chêne. 12 - D..

Historical background



The Girondin ministry, formed on March 23, 1792, declared war on April 20 on the King of Bohemia and Hungary, Leopold II. Rouget de Lisle composes the Marseillaise on April 25th. The Fatherland is declared "in danger" on July 11. The Parisians and the Marseillais take the Tuileries and massacre the defenders of the castle, Swiss and noble, the king and his family take refuge near the Assembly. Louis XVI was stripped of his functions and interned in the Temple on August 12. In early September, massacres took place in Parisian prisons, including the Carmelites, and claimed thousands of victims, including the Princess of Lamballe, Marie-Antoinette's friend. Dumouriez and Kellermann won the victory of Valmy over the Prussians on September 20, 1792. The news was quickly known thanks to Chappe's telegraph. The following day, the republic was proclaimed and royalty abolished at the first meeting of the Convention. Dumouriez defeated the Austrians at Jemmapes on November 6 and occupied Brussels. The King's trial begins on December 10. On January 17, he was sentenced to death by a majority vote and was guillotined on January 21, 1793..

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