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Live auction - fwo_545223 - SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF LUCERNE 1/8 Gulden ou 5 Schilling 1793 Lucerne

SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF LUCERNE 1/8 Gulden ou 5 Schilling 1793 Lucerne AU
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 18:00:38
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 1/8 Gulden ou 5 Schilling
Date: 1793
Mint name / Town : Lucerne
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,46 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire couvert d’une joli patine grise aux reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : MON. NOV. REIP. LUCERN..
Obverse description : Écu festonné et couronné entre deux palmes.
Obverse translation : (Monnaie nouvelle de la République de Lucerne).


Reverse legend : DOMINUS SPES POPULI SUI 1793.
Reverse description : Croix formée de huit L adossées deux à deux ; au centre petite couronne.
Reverse translation : (Le Seigneur est l’espoir de son peuple).

Historical background


The town grew around the Benedictine monastery founded in 750. She joined the Swiss Confederation as a fourth member in 1332. Lucerne, which remains the capital of Catholicism in Switzerland until the nineteenth century, an oligarchic government was overthrown in 1798, when the arrival of French who seized the city. It becomes a time the capital of the Helvetic Republic. Restored to its integrity cantonnale by the act of mediation Bonaparte in 1803, Lucerne regained its independence in December 1813.

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