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France, 5 Sols, Revolution.

Circular token, 5 sols, issued during the First Republic. Beaded rim on both faces. Inscribed on edge "DU GARD & DEPARTEMENS DE PAR. S. RHONE ET LOIRE". Obverse: Within oval frame, an army at proper left before a seated Athena, holding an inscribed tablet; inscribed at edge "VIVRE LIBRES OU...

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Inscription

Inscribed on edge "DU GARD & DEPARTEMENS DE PAR. S. RHONE ET LOIRE". Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VIVRE LIBRES OU MOURIR.", above "PACTE FEDERATIF.", on tablet and flags (too hard to read), and on plinth "DVPRE F.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "1792 MONNERON FRERES NEGOCIANS A PARIS" and at center "MEDAILLE/DE CONFIANCE/DE CINQ-SOLS/REMBOURSABLE/EN ASSIGNATS/DE 50 ET/AU DESSUS./---/L'AN IV.DE LA/LIBERTÉ".

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Pacte Fédératif

French (Paris), 1792

Catalogue Raisonné

Standard Catalog of World Coins, Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800, Third Edition, p.210, KM# Tn31.

Accession Number

01.3461

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates