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fwo_679795 - SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 1/2 Batzen 1777 Berne

SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 1/2 Batzen 1777 Berne VF
50.00 €(Approx. 54.50$ | 41.50£)
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Type : 1/2 Batzen
Date: 1777
Mint name / Town : Berne
Quantity minted : -
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,82 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MONETA REIPUBLICAE. BERNENSIS.
Obverse description : Écu festonné aux armes de Berne.

Reverse


Reverse legend : DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT 1777.
Reverse description : Croix échancrée.

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - BERNE

Switzerland's entry into the French orbit since 1799 after the defeat against Zürich Suvorov. System Republic "Sister" is imposed Townships and Geneva was annexed to France. The Swiss Confederation left the French alliance in 1813 and regained its independence and freedom cantons. Berne, who had been a military post since 1191 before becoming an imperial city, receives the right to mint coins in 1218 and joined Confederation in 1353.

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