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Live auction - fme_590979 - THE CONVENTION Insigne, Défense de la Convention

THE CONVENTION Insigne, Défense de la Convention XF
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:05:13
Type : Insigne, Défense de la Convention
Date: n.d.
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 67 mm
Weight : 53,77 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Cet exemplaire présente de nombreux coups et rayures, ainsi que des taches noires. On peut voir les traits du découpé des rayons. La médaille a été sertie et l’on peut voir que cela a dû se faire par martèlement. Des percements sont visibles en plusieurs endroits
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Obverse description : Légende en 6 lignes dans une couronne de chêne, sous un bonnet phrygien.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Bélière et anneau.


Il s’agit de la médaille pour la défense de la Constitution montée sur une plaque. Sur cette plaque en forme de soleil, deux faisceaux de licteurs sommés de la main de Justice s’entrecroisent sous un petit médaillon présentant un bonnet phrygien radié entouré d’une couronne de chêne et laurier.

Historical background



The Republic was proclaimed on September 22, 1792 by the Convention. France declares war on England, Holland and Spain in February and March 1793. The first coalition against France is made up of England, Holland, Austria, Russia, Spain , Prussia, Austria and Savoy. The French annex the Rhineland and Basel. Dumouriez, beaten at Neerwinden on March 18, decreed of accusation, goes over to the enemy. On March 10, 1793, the Revolutionary Tribunal was set up, then the Public Safety Committee on April 6. Marat was assassinated by Charlotte Corday on July 13, 1793. The end of the government of the Girondins on May 31 and June 2 brought their trial and execution on October 31. This is the beginning of the federalist movement in the provinces. Marseilles is taken on August 25 and Lyons on October 17. The Vendeans, who had taken Saumur on June 9, were crushed at Cholet on October 17. The mass levy was decreed on August 23. On September 5, the Convention establishes the Terror.

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