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E-auction 353-266958 - SYRIA - THIRD REPUBLIC 5 Piastres État de Syrie variété avec différents 1933 Paris

SYRIA - THIRD REPUBLIC 5 Piastres État de Syrie variété avec différents 1933 Paris XF
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Estimate : 15 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 16:39:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 5 Piastres État de Syrie variété avec différents
Date: 1933
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1200000
Metal : bronze-aluminium
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,86 g.
Edge : cannelée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ETAT DE SYRIE // 1933 (LÉGENDE EN ARABE).
Obverse description : dans le champ au centre d’une frise décorative.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CINQ PIASTRES / 5 (LÉGENDE EN ARABE).
Reverse description : dans le champ au centre d’une frise décorative, épis croisés.

Historical background


SYRIA - THIRD REPUBLIC

Organized into a "Greater Lebanon", the protectorate is composed of four provinces: sandjaks Damascus and Aleppo, the Alawite State (1920), the State of Jabal Druze (1921) and the Sanjak of Alexandretta (in north) populated by Turks. In 1923, General Gouraud creates Syrian Federation grouping Damascus, Aleppo and the Alawite State, without the Jebel Druze, or Alexandretta. Knowing the end of the near term, Turkey refused in 1936 the Turkish minority Sanjak of Alexandretta passes under Syrian authority. Turkey to spare in case of war with Germany and protect its interests in the region, France ceded the Sanjak of Alexandretta, which became the province of Hatay. Always attached to France, Syria came under control of the Vichy government in June 1940.

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