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v33_1378 - LOUIS XVI Sol dit "à l'écu" 1791 Paris

LOUIS XVI Sol dit  à l écu  1791 Paris AU/AU
MONNAIES 33 (2007)
Starting price : 130.00 €
Estimate : 180.00 €
Realised price : 206.00 €
Number of bids : 4
Maximum bid : 242.00 €
Type : Sol dit "à l'écu"
Date: 1791
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 17522138
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,27 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Ce sol est frappé sur un flan large laissant apparaître l’essentiel des grènetis extérieurs. Une jolie patine marron de médaillier recouvre les deux faces. Petite rayure sur le cou du roi et infime tache au niveau de l’écu de France
Catalogue references :
C.2194 - G.350 - Dr.612 - Dy.1714 - Br.3C - R.3/21 - Dr.2/624 - Dr/Mer.5

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUDOV. XVI. - D. GRATIA.
Obverse description : Tête de Louis XVI à gauche, les cheveux noués par un ruban ; au-dessous (Mm).
Obverse translation : (Louis XVI, par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (MG) FRANCIÆ ET - A - NAVARRÆ. REX. 17-91.
Reverse description : Écu de France couronné.
Reverse translation : (roi de France et de Navarre).

Historical background


LOUIS XVI (CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCH)

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

(1791-1793)

The Gironde department, formed March 23, 1792, declared war on April 20 the king of Bohemia and Hungary, Leopold II. Rouget de Lisle composed the Marseillaise on April 25. La Patrie is declared "endangered" on July 11. Parisians and Marseille take the Tuileries and massacred the defenders of the castle, Swiss and nobles, the king and his family took refuge with the Assembly. Louis XVI was deposed from his office and interned in Temple on August 12. Early September massacres take place in Parisian prisons, including the Carmelites, and make thousands of victims which the Princesse de Lamballe, friend of Marie Antoinette. Dumouriez and Kellermann victorious Prussians at Valmy on 20 September 1792. The news was quickly known by telegraph Chappe. The next day the Republic was proclaimed and the monarchy abolished at the first meeting of the Convention. Dumouriez defeated the Austrians at Jemmapes November 6 and occupies Brussels. The trial of the King starts on December 10. On 17 January, he was sentenced to death by one vote and was guillotined January 21, 1793.

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