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Live auction - fme_917685 - IV REPUBLIC Insigne de fonction, Conseil économique et social

IV REPUBLIC Insigne de fonction, Conseil économique et social AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 May 2024 16:59:15
Type : Insigne de fonction, Conseil économique et social
Date: (1958)
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 63 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver BAZOR Lucien (1889-1974)
Weight : 39 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : corne 1 corne
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire présentant des taches d’oxydation. Présence de quelques coups et rayures


Obverse description : Médaillon RF entouré d’une légende sur fond émaillé bleu, porté par des rayons posés sur un médaillon émaillé rouge et blanc. Flambeau tenu par deux serpents ailés.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Pince et poinçons : corne d’abondance 1 corne d’abondance. Signé : L. BAZOR.


Grande largeur : 39,5 mm. Largeur du médaillon : 32,5 mm.
Exemplaire non décerné.

Historical background



Characterized by a parliamentary regime coupled with great ministerial instability, the Fourth Republic has the particularity of never having been officially proclaimed. Indeed, De Gaulle, when he arrived in Paris on August 25, 1944, refused to do so on the pretext that the Republic had never ceased to exist. Considering that the French State of Marshal Pétain was only a simple state of affairs, he considers that the Republic survived in free France and his birth certificate must then be June 18, 1940. However, his departure, the January 20, 1946, and the referendum of October 13, 1946 approving a new Constitution, mark the official beginning of this republic. It knows two presidents: Vincent Auriol (16/01/1947 - 23/12/1953) and René Coty (23/12/1953 - 8/1/1959). The open crisis caused by the revolt of the army of Algeria leads, in 1958, to its fall which is confirmed by the adoption of a new constitution on September 28, 1958. Nevertheless, it does not cease definitively until the 8 January 1959 when General de Gaulle was installed as President of the Fifth Republic.

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