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Live auction - fco_320799 - MOROCCO - FRENCH PROTECTORATE 5 Dirhams essai Cupro-Nickel Morlon AH 1349 n.d.

MOROCCO - FRENCH PROTECTORATE 5 Dirhams essai Cupro-Nickel Morlon AH 1349 n.d.  MS
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 19:02:09
Type : 5 Dirhams essai Cupro-Nickel Morlon AH 1349
Date: n.d.
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 32,11 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 11,91 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Légères traces de manipulation et de doigts
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPVBLIQVE - FRANÇAISE.
Obverse description : tête de Marianne à droite et signature Morlon.


Reverse description : Sceau de Salomon cerclé en son centre.


Cette frappe est inédite en cupro-nickel. Par ailleurs, Lecompte signale une frappe médaille. Il s’agit ici d’une très étrange frappe à 5h qui se rapproche donc plus d’une frappe monnaie.

Historical background



Morocco is opening up to European trade in the late eighteenth century. The country remains divided between the nineteenth century French influence (bombardment of Tangier and Mogador), British and Spanish and became an issue in the rivalry of its powers, auquelles joins Germany in 1905. The Agadir incident 1911 is set through negotiations between France and Germany that accepts the French protectorate over Morocco against a strip of territory in the Congo. Lyautey, Resident General, pacify the country while the High Atlas resists until 1934. Following major works, the country is rapidly converted but France imposes increasing its direct administration regardless of the protectorate. Nationalism ceases to gain ground and the 1940 defeat leading to protests increasingly important.

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