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fwo_703152 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1 Thaler 1722

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1 Thaler 1722  VF
250.00 €(Approx. 282.50$ | 212.50£)
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Type : 1 Thaler
Date: 1722
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 40,32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 26,76 g.
Edge : décorée
Coments on the condition:
monnaie présentant des rayures à l’avers et au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : RESPUBLICA GENEVENSIS.
Obverse description : Écu de Genève surmonté d’un soleil radiant avec l’inscription IHS.

Reverse


Reverse legend : POST TENEBRAS LUX // ·17 22·.
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale couronné.

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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