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Ref: 4770

Switzerland, Geneva, Evangelical Reformation 1749, bronze medal by J-A Dassier

 

 

Obv: View of City of Geneva and hills in the background, a harbour with galleys doing battle in battle in the foreground, POST TENEBRAS LUX (After the Darkness, the Light) above, in exergue RESPUBLICA GENEVENSIS

 

Rev: Geneva as Religion sits with a book, a cherub stands at her side holding a staff with the Cap of Liberty, surrounded by Putti representing Industry, Science and Trade, HAEC OTIA FECIT above (By this was brought about Peace and Tranquility), in exergue EVANG. REFORM. ACCEP. AN. MDXXXV NUN. CUSUS AN. 1749 (Evangelical Reform Accepted in the Year 1535 Surely Not to Be Conceded in the Year 1749)

 

 

Condition: Good very fine or better, dark tone; Diameter: 68mm

 

References: Eisler II 105/23; Thompson 47/08

 

 

Notes: this medal refers to the prosperity enjoyed by Geneva since the Protestant Reformation and asserts that constitutional and religious reforms should remain unchanged.

 

 

Price £350

Switzerland, Geneva, Reformation 1749 medal by Dassier
Switzerland, Geneva, Reformation 1749 medal by Dassier

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