During the night of December 11-12, 1602, Geneva was attacked by soldiers, who attempted to scale the city walls. The Duke of Savoy, who had lost his former possession of Geneva, was trying to reclaim it. The battle was severe, but the people of Geneva defended their town. Examples of bravery were many: one especially remembers Mère Royaume, who climbed onto the ramparts and poured her pot of hot soup over the head of an enemy soldier.
Weight: 15 grams
Diameter: 33 mm