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bry_899590 - LOUIS XVI Écu au génie 1792 Paris

LOUIS XVI Écu au génie 1792 Paris XF
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Type : Écu au génie
Date: 1792 2e
Mint name / Town : Paris
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 38,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 29,18 g.
Edge : (rose) LA NATION (rose) (fleuron) (fleuron) (losange) (fleuron) (rose) LA LOI (rose) (fleuron) (lis) (fleuron) (rose) ET LE ROI (rose) (fleuron) (lis) (fleuron)
Coments on the condition:
Cet écu est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier avec des stries d’ajustage au droit. Usure régulière. Le mot CONSTI-TUTION semble avoir été partiellement regravé sur sa partie droite. Légère patine grise
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Obverse legend : LOUIS XVI ROI - DES FRANÇOIS. / 1792.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche de Louis XVI, les cheveux noués par un ruban sur la nuque ; (Mm) sous la tête.


Reverse legend : REGNE - DE LA LOI. ; À L'EXERGUE L'AN 4 DE LA / LIBERTÉ..
Reverse description : Génie gravant la Constitution posée sur un autel à droite, entre un faisceau de licteur surmonté d'un bonnet phrygien et un coq.

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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