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Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte

French
1866


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

29.215

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (also known as Napoléon III, 1808-1873), president of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Charles Louis Napoléon looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR”, at proper right “A. BESCHER”, and under bust “A. BORREAL”.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge “VILLE DE PARIS” and “ENSEIGNEMENT DU DESSIN” and at center in edge “19E ARROND./CLASSE D’ADULTES/Melie POISSON/PROFESSEUR/—/PRIX A L’ELEVE/Melle M.MORISSET/1866”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR", at proper right "A. BESCHER", and under bust "A. BORREAL".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VILLE DE PARIS" and "ENSEIGNEMENT DU DESSIN" and at center in edge "19E ARROND./CLASSE D'ADULTES/Melie POISSON/PROFESSEUR/---/PRIX A L'ELEVE/Melle M.MORISSET/1866".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund