13 BOUCHES-DU-RHONE. MARSEILLE. 5% Obligation. green, black. #1000. No 760. Damaged upper border (stains, repaired tears). Attractive piece, for a company founded in Marseille in 1882. Art nouveau/Jugendstil border, with vignettes of disasters covered by the company - fire, train crash, car-crash, horse-drawn carriage crash, also arms, Themis' head office in Marseille, and 'Justice'. 'Justice' appears also in the underprint. The Greek goddess Themis was described as the embodiment of divine order, law and custom. Extremely rare.
Date: 1 July 1901
Startprice: € 100