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fwo_703165 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1 Thaler 1796 Genève

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA 1 Thaler 1796 Genève VF
200.00 €(Approx. 226.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : 1 Thaler
Date: 1796
Mint name / Town : Genève
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 40 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 30,02 g.
Edge : losangée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente une usure prononcée, coup sur tranche
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (ROSETTE) GENEVE. REPUBLIQUE (ROSETTE)// L'AN. V. 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)/ XII FLORINS 1796 IX SOLS.
Reverse description : Soleil rayonnant inscrit à l'intérieur en quatre lignes : XII./ FLORINS/ IX/ SOLS.
Reverse translation : (Après les ténèbres, la lumière).

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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