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E-auction 7-1526 - SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA Sol 1555 Genève

SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA Sol 1555 Genève XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 28 €
Maximum bid : 28 €
End of the sale : 16 May 2013 18:04:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Sol
Date: 1555
Mint name / Town : Genève
Metal : billon
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GENEVA. CIVITAS. 1555.
Obverse description : Ecu aux armes de Genève surmonté d'un soleil.
Obverse translation : (Cité de Genève, 1555).

Reverse


Reverse legend : G: POST: TENEBRAS: LVX/.
Reverse description : Croix échancrée.
Reverse translation : (Après les Ténèbres, la Lumière) .

Commentary


La devise de La cité de Genève est tiré des Écritures : "Après les Ténèbres, la Lumière".

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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