Société de pharmacie de Paris

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Date unknown
Metal copper
Shape octogonal
Weight
Dimensions  32 mm
Marks none
Medallist F. Barre
Rarity very rare

Obverse : HYGIA SALUS

Reverse : SOCIETAS PHARMACEUTICA PARISIENSIS /

MDCCXCVI

The Société de pharmacie de Paris decided to create tokens in 1818 for its members present during the society meetings. In 1820, a new token model, identical to this one, was adopted. Its use lasted up to WWI. The exact date at which this copper token was struck is not known.

Reference : “Les jetons de la Société de pharmacie de Paris“, G. Dillemann, P. Roux-Fouillet, Rev. Hist. Pharm., 23, 186-190, 1976