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E-auction 567-508563 - bry_766200 - LOUIS XVI 2 sols dit "au faisceau", types divers, lot de 5 ex. n.d. Ateliers divers

LOUIS XVI 2 sols dit  au faisceau , types divers, lot de 5 ex. n.d. Ateliers divers lot
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 26 February 2024 15:09:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 2 sols dit "au faisceau", types divers, lot de 5 ex.
Date: n.d. 
Mint name / Town : Ateliers divers
Metal : copper
Weight : 89,55 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LUDOV. XV. - D. GRATIA..
Obverse description : Tête âgée de Louis XV à droite, laurée ; au-dessous (Mm).
Obverse translation : (Louis XV, par la grâce de Dieu).


Reverse legend : (MG) FRANCIÆ ET - NAVARRÆ. REX..
Reverse description : Écu de France couronné.
Reverse translation : (roi de France et de Navarre).


Lot de 5 exemplaires pour des millésimes et ateliers divers.

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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