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E-auction 482-393213 - fme_757452 - FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC Médaille, demi-millénaire de l’Université de Poitiers

FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC Médaille, demi-millénaire de l’Université de Poitiers XF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 60 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 11 July 2022 18:20:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Médaille, demi-millénaire de l’Université de Poitiers
Date: 1932
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 59 mm
Weight : 82,92 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène, traces d’un ancien nettoyage. Présence de de coups, rayures à l’avers, au revers et sur la tranche. taches brunes à l’avers et au revers. Restes d’une ancienne étiquette sur l’avers

Obverse


Obverse legend : MINERVA PICTAVIENSIS.
Obverse description : Représentation de Minerve de profil et casquée. Signée : A. RIVAUD.

Reverse


Reverse legend : UNIVERSITE DE POITIERS / DEMI-MILLENAIRE / DE SA FONDATION / 1431 - 1432 / 1932.
Reverse description : Blason de l’Université de Poitiers composé d’un livre flanqué de deux lions et de trois fleurs de lys. Légende en cinq lignes.

Commentary


L’Université de Poitiers fut voulue par Charles VII pour récompenser le Poitou de sa fidélité à la couronne. Sa création fut actée par la bulle du Pape Eugène IV en 1431 (cf. Wikipédia).

Historical background


THIRD REPUBLIC

(4/09/1870-10/07/1940)

Thiers was overthrown by the monarchists May 24, 1873 and replaced by Marshal MacMahon. The office of President shall be increased to seven years by the Assembly. The attempt to restore the monarchy in the person of Henry V fails because it refuses to renounce the white flag. Constitutional laws enacted November 30, 1875 will not be changed until 1940, they provide a relative political stability and spread the monarchical restoration. Legislative conflict in 1877, which opposed Jules Simon and the Duke de Broglie, to the advantage of Republicans. The World Expo 1878 held at the Trocadero. The phone made its appearance in Paris in 1879. Mac Mahon, in conflict with the Assembly, resigns ("comply or resign"). Jules Grevy was elected in his place. Gambetta becomes President of the Chamber of Deputies. The Prince Imperial, son of Napoleon III, was massacred by the Zulus in uniform English. July 14 is National Day in 1880.

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