Obverse legend : RESPUBLICA GENEVENSIS.
Obverse description : Écu de Genève surmonté d’un soleil radiant avec l’inscription IHS.
Reverse legend : POST TENEBRAS LUX // ·17 23·.
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale couronné.
SWITZERLAND - REPUBLIC OF GENEVA
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.