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fme_793530 - THE CONVENTION Médaille, Henri de La Rochejaquelein

THE CONVENTION Médaille, Henri de La Rochejaquelein AU
75.00 €(Approx. 81.00$ | 64.50£)
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Type : Médaille, Henri de La Rochejaquelein
Date: 1978
Mint name / Town : Monnaie de Paris
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 76,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 206,66 g.
Edge : lisse + 1978 + corne BRONZE
Puncheon : corne BRONZE
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène. Présence de coups et rayures

Obverse


Obverse legend : HENRI DE LA ROCHE JAQUELEIN.
Obverse description : Buste habillé de profil à gauche, signé : A. RIPS.

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRO ARIS - REGE - ET FOCIS - POUR NOS AUTELS, NOTRE ROI ET NOS FOYERS // 1772-1794.
Reverse description : Coeur dans une couronne de laurier, 4 fleurs de lis autour.

Commentary


Henri de La Rochejaquelein (1772-1794) est l'un des chefs de l'armée catholique et royale au cours de la guerre de Vendée, pendant la Révolution française.

Historical background


THE CONVENTION

(21/09/1792-26/10/1795)

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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