"Belt Plate For Reproducing People To Armies, Revolving."PLATE OF BELT FOR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE TO THE ARMIES, REVOLUTION. In molten bronze of rectangular shape, H 10.9 cm, width without curvature 12.5 cm. It represents on a sandy bottom a republic holding in its hands a cluster of lictors and a pike surmounted by the Phrygian cap. In the background are a column, two crossed infantry flags, an oak branch and a laurel branch. Border framing composed of a beaded relief stick. The back is complete with its two side bridges. Very good condition, plate having retained all its gilding, slight leader of crack in high part. La France. Revolution. PROVENANCE: Former collection Bernard Franck. HISTORY: According to the decree of the National Convention of September 11, 1793, Section II, Articles 23 and 24 (Parliamentary Archives (...), Volume LXXIII, p.694): "The Body of Representatives of the People with Armies was created by the First Republic April 9, 1793. Michel Biard showed that their role is to ensure the sourcing of the armies, but also Paris, by virtue of this decree of the Convention: "As long as the war will last, the city of Paris will be supplied in the same way as the armies of the Republic and the war places, but at his expense. "