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fwo_671168 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1/2 Thaler (6 Florins, 4 Sols, 6 Deniers) 1795 Genève

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1/2 Thaler (6 Florins, 4 Sols, 6 Deniers) 1795 Genève VF
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Type : 1/2 Thaler (6 Florins, 4 Sols, 6 Deniers)
Date: 1795
Mint name / Town : Genève
Quantity minted : 21000
Metal : billon
Diameter : 40,70 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,02 g.
Edge : losangée
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente une ancienne tra ce de bélière à 12h et a été nettoyée puis s’est repâtinée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (ROSETTE) GENEVE. REPUBLIQUE (ROSETTE)// L'AN. IV. DE. L'EGALITE.
Obverse description : Écu rond parti aux armes de Genève dans une couronne formée de deux branches de chêne.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (ROSETTE) POST (ROSETTE) TENEBRAS (ROSETTE) LUX (ROSETTE)/ T 1795 E.
Reverse description : Soleil rayonnant inscrit à l'intérieur en trois lignes : VI./ FLORINS/ IVSVID.
Reverse translation : (Après les ténèbres, la lumière).

Commentary


Dans le système genevois, 1 pistole vaut 35 florins et le thaler 12 florins 9 sols. Le florin correspond à 12 sols et le sol à 12 deniers ou 4 quarts.

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA

(1536-1798)

Geneva has serious social unrest on the eve of the French Revolution. In 1790, the inhabitants, deprived of political rights, rebelled and eventually seize power: proclaim the equality of all citizens in December 1792. 23 Germinal Year VI (12 April 1798), the Helvetic Republic was founded and 26 Germinal (April 15, 1798), the French occupy Geneva which is attached the following 7 Floreal (April 26, 1798) and became head of the department Geneva.

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