CHAPRAIS MÉDAILLE de la FONDERIE des CLOCHES... - Lot 234 - Chayette & Cheval

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CHAPRAIS MÉDAILLE de la FONDERIE des CLOCHES... - Lot 234 - Chayette & Cheval
CHAPRAIS MÉDAILLE de la FONDERIE des CLOCHES de BESANÇON. Two-sided bronze casting (3.5 x 2.4 cm - weight 9.37 g). A/ Bell between the letters D and F. R/ In circular legend "CHAPRAIS" 1791. The use of bell bronze for monetary purposes for monetary purposes during the French Revolution (cf. lot 43). Numismatic evidence are the rare company medals or passes passes for foundry workers assigned to this work. To date, only medals from the Barnabite foundries foundries of the Barnabites, although the number the number of establishments involved. involved. This document introduces us to Besançon's Besançon's activity in this field. Long and patient long and patient research has made it possible the mysterious inscriptions accompanying the bell: CHAPRAIS turned out to be the name of a Besançon district of Besançon, while the initials D and F are those of Denys Faivre, the foundryman who was responsible for transforming the bronze the bronze of the region's bells. The detailed story of this discovery is in a previously unpublished article by Alain Weil which will be given to the purchaser. Unpublished and possibly unique
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