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E-auction 528-446284 - bry_830451 - LOUIS XVI 30 sols dit "au génie", type FRANÇOIS 1791 Limoges

LOUIS XVI 30 sols dit  au génie , type FRANÇOIS 1791 Limoges VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 15:09:20
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : 30 sols dit "au génie", type FRANÇOIS
Date: 1791 2e
Mint name / Town : Limoges
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 666 ‰
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,23 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Coments on the condition:
Pièce de 30 sols frappée sur un flan un peu court et plutôt régulier. D’importantes faiblesses de frappe sont visibles ainsi que de l’usure et des rayures. Patine très hétérogène et tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : .LOUIS XVI ROI - DES FRANÇOIS. / 1791.
Obverse description : Tête de Louis XVI à gauche, les cheveux noués dans le cou ; au-dessous (Mm).

Reverse


Reverse legend : REGNE - DE LA LOI., À L'EXERGUE LAN 3 DE LA - LIBERTE’.
Reverse description : Génie gravant la Constitution posée sur un autel à droite, entre 30 et SOLS. ; (Mg) sous le chiffre 30 et la lettre d'atelier sous le mot SOLS.

Historical background


LOUIS XVI

(05/10/1774-01/21/1793)

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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