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Live auction - fwo_345417 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA Écu pistolet 1571 Genève

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA Écu pistolet 1571 Genève AU
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Estimate : 4 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 18:09:10
Type : Écu pistolet
Date: 1571
Mint name / Town : Genève
Metal : gold
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan fortement voilé et rogné. Frappe franche laissant apparaître tous les détails
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GENEVA (ROSETTE) CIVITAS (ROSETTE) 1571 (ROSETTE).
Obverse description : Aigle héraldique couronné, timbré des armes de Genève.
Obverse translation : (Cité de Genève).

Reverse


Reverse legend : POST: TENEBRAS. LVX. G.
Reverse description : IHS* au centre d’un soleil.
Reverse translation : (Après les ténèbres, la lumière).

Commentary


Ce rare écu d’or dit “pistolet” est une des monnaies emblématiques de la République de Genève et de la numismatique suisse plus généralement.

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA

(1541-1789)

Gegenna became Geneva December 4, 1535. On 24 November 1535 the Council of Two Hundred decided to strike coins in the name of the Republic of Geneva, the first ridge soils were struck from 1536. The republic of Geneva is proclaimed 21 May 1536 and the reformed religion becomes state religion. Education is compulsory and free.

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