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Live auction - fwo_601146 - SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 40 Batzen contremarqué sur un écu dit “aux branches d'olivier” 1729 Rennes

SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 40 Batzen contremarqué sur un écu dit “aux branches d olivier” 1729 Rennes VF
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 240 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 20:07:18
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 40 Batzen contremarqué sur un écu dit “aux branches d'olivier”
Date: 1729
Mint name / Town : Rennes
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 40,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 29,01 g.
Edge : feuilletée
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : LUD. XV. D. G. FR. ET NAV. REX..
Obverse description : Buste du Roi à gauche, la tête nue, le cou cravaté, portant le cordon et la croix de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit sur une veste brodée ; au-dessous une hache.
Obverse translation : (Louis XV, par la grâce de Dieu, roi de France et de Navarre).


Reverse legend : SIT NOMEN DOMINI - R - BENEDICTUM (MG) 1729.
Reverse description : Écu de France ovale, couronné entre deux branches d'olivier.
Reverse translation : (Béni soit le nom du Seigneur).


Avant et pendant la Révolution, La Suisse avait été inondée d'écus de 6 livres et circulaient librement dans la plupart des cantons. Les cantons de Berne et de Vaud décidèrent de contremarquer ces écus et de leur donner une contre-valeur en batzen. À Berne les écus furent estampés à 40 Batzen ou 4 Frank, correspondant à l'écu de la République Helvétique ou des cantons.

Historical background



Switzerland was tucked into the French orbit since 1799 after the defeat against Zürich Souvarov. System Republic "Sister" was imposed on Cantons Geneva and was annexed to France. The Swiss Confederation left the French alliance in 1813 and regained its independence and freedom cantons. Before and during the Revolution, Switzerland had been inundated with crowns of six books which circulated freely in most cantons. The cantons of Bern and Vaud decided countermark these crowns and give them equivalent in local batzen. In Bern, crowns were stamped 40 batzen frank or 4, corresponding to the shield of the Helvetic cantons or. Berne, who had been a military post since 1191 before becoming an imperial city received the right to mint coins in 1218 and entered Confederation in 1353. The crowns were countermarks only 39 batzen in the canton of Vaud. All ECU countermarks were consistent with the Edict of Marly 1726. We can meet the guy with olive branches (Dy. 1675 - Dr. 552 and 552A), type the headband (Dy. 1680 - Dr. 557 and 557A), type the old head (Dy. 1685 - Dr. 562 and 562A) for Louis XV. Louis XVI, type the olive branches (Dy. 1708 - Dr. 606 and 606A and R. 8/9) and the revolutionary period, the ECU type Genie Francis or French (R. 46 and 47) and 6 pounds Françoise kind or undated (R. 78 and 80). The type of 6 books French engineering type has never met and the ECU Engineering Strasbourg is unique parts of the revolutionary period are still rarer. In total, more than one million pieces were counterstained and.

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