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v09_1103 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA Quart de sol 1558 Genève

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA Quart de sol 1558 Genève XF
MONNAIES 9 (2000)
Starting price : 152.45 €
Estimate : 304.90 €
Realised price : 259.16 €
Type : Quart de sol
Date: 1558
Mint name / Town : Genève
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 1,67 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan assez large et monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Le relief est assez net au droit comme au revers

Obverse


Obverse legend : (ROSE) GENEVA. CIVITAS: 1558.
Obverse description : Écu aux armes de la cité dans un double trilobe.
Obverse translation : (Cité de Genève).

Reverse


Reverse legend : POST - TENE - BRAS - LVX. G.
Reverse description : Croix entourée d'un double quadrilobe, coupant la légende.
Reverse translation : (Après les ténèbres, la lumière, (Genèse)).

Commentary


Cette monnaie n'est pas recensée dans l'ouvrage d'Eugène Demole pour ce millésime.

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA

(1541-1789)

Gegenna became Geneva on December 4, 1535. On November 24, 1535, the Council of Two Hundred decided to have coins minted in the name of the Republic of Geneva; the first sols de billon were minted in 1536. The Republic of Geneva was proclaimed on May 21, 1536 and the reformed religion became the state religion. Education becomes compulsory and free.

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