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Live auction - fwo_547610 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1 Thaler 1795 Genève

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1 Thaler 1795 Genève XF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 180 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 18:01:08
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 1 Thaler
Date: 1795
Mint name / Town : Genève
Quantity minted : 21000
Metal : silver
Diameter : 40,70 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 30,49 g.
Edge : losangée
Rarity : R1
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 quatre lignes : XII./ FLORINS/ IX/ SOLS.
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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