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bry_899552 - SIEGE OF MAINZ 1 Sol siège de Mayence 1793 Mayence

SIEGE OF MAINZ 1 Sol siège de Mayence 1793 Mayence XF
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : 1 Sol siège de Mayence
Date: 1793 
Mint name / Town : Mayence
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,43 g.
Edge : brute
Coments on the condition:
Sol à la patine hétérogène avec la présence de marques d’usure sur les hauts reliefs. Flan un peu court
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQ[UE] - FRANÇAISE / 1793. L'AN 2E.
Obverse description : Faisceau de licteur avec une pique surmontée d'un bonnet phrygien entre deux branches de chêne, épaisse.


Reverse legend : MONOYE DE SIEGE DE MAYENCE / *I* SOLS / *.
Reverse description : Légende circulaire.

Historical background



Mainz had been invested by General Custine on October 21, 1792 and he found himself besieged there by the Prussians from April 6, 1793. The French did not surrender until July 22, 1793. Most of the 5 sols coins were overstruck, among others on monnerons of 2 floors. For the 2-floor room, there are two models, one of which has a thicker crown of oak on the right (Dr.72b). The troops who capitulated in Mainz will be sent to Vendée where they will eventually be annihilated. General Custine who had commanded the place during the siege will be guillotined for treason.

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