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Live auction - fjt_423065 - ROYAL NOTARIES Notaires de Bordeaux - Louis XVI 1756

ROYAL NOTARIES Notaires de Bordeaux - Louis XVI AU
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Type : Notaires de Bordeaux - Louis XVI
Date: 1756
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,90 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire recouvert d’une jolie patine aux reflets irisés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LUD. XVI. REX CHRISTIANISS..
Obverse description : Buste de Louis XVI, signé B. DUVIV, type 744 du Guéant - Prieur dans une variante non encore répertoriée.


Reverse description : Lion marchant à gauche, patte gauche et queue relevées, signature I. D. V. sous la patte avant droite.


Rare cas où le revers est signé, aussi bien que l’avers, c’est le coin déjà utilisé en 1756 et réalisé par Jean Duvivier.
Feuardent ne cite ce jeton qu’en refrappe, notre exemplaire est incontestablement d’époque, le buste est par ailleurs spécifique à ce jeton et il est probable que les Notaires de Bordeaux en passèrent commande au graveur pour leur usage exclusif.

Historical background


At the end of the Ancien Régime, the royal notary was a public officer responsible for drafting the deeds to which private parties wanted to confer a character of authenticity.. Only Paris notaries have the privilege of practicing throughout France. A royal provincial notary has jurisdiction only in the jurisdiction of the justice with which he was received (at least 25 years old, and after an investigation into his life and morals). An edict of July 1682 makes it compulsory for everyone to be a Catholic to exercise the notarial office. Notaries are organized into brotherhoods or communities, and enjoy different social prestige depending on the town.. The Parisian notariat is powerful, and benefits from the protection of the Comptroller General of Finance (thus it escapes the formalities of the control of acts). Some officers buy the ennobling office of King's Secretary to complete their social ascent. On the other hand, rural notaries receive little consideration. The notebooks of grievances often mention dishonest and incapable officers! In most cities, however, the notary is a notable, even if his income is modest.. Finally, everywhere, without exception, the notary is the one who holds the pen. He is therefore at the same time clerk, secretary of the communities of inhabitants, steward of noble families, etc.. J. -P. Poisson distinguishes between four main categories of notarial deeds under the Old Regime: 1) deeds relating to credit law (bonds, leases, etc.. ); 2) other economic affairs (sales, exchanges, employment contracts, etc.. ); 3) family law (marriage contracts, donations, wills, partitions, etc.). ); 4) law of the Old Regime and ecclesiastical law (payment of annuities, faith and homage, religious professions, taking possession of cures, etc.. ). Library. : AUBENAS R. , "Study on the Provençal notary in the Middle Ages and under the Ancien Régime", Aix-en-Provence, 1931; GASTON J. , "The community of notaries of Bordeaux, 1520-1791", Bordeaux, 1913; STRING M. -F. , "Notaries at the Châtelet in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV. Institutional and social study", Toulouse, 1992.

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