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Joséphine de Beauharnais

French
1814


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

13.811

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably electrotype, painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), empress of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Joséphine looking to proper left, wearing a crown; inscribed at edge “JOSEPHINE IMP ET REINE” and on shoulder “C.T.”.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge “A L’IMMORTELLE IMPÉRATRICE DES FRANCAIS” and at center “JOSÉPHINE/TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE/NÉE/À LA MARTINIQUE EN 1763/MARIÉE/AU GÉNÉRAL BONAPARTE/EN 1796/DIVORCÉE EN 1809/MORTE A LA MAIMAISON/EN 1814”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "JOSEPHINE IMP ET REINE" and on shoulder "C.T.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "A L'IMMORTELLE IMPÉRATRICE DES FRANCAIS" and at center "JOSÉPHINE/TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE/NÉE/À LA MARTINIQUE EN 1763/MARIÉE/AU GÉNÉRAL BONAPARTE/EN 1796/DIVORCÉE EN 1809/MORTE A LA MAIMAISON/EN 1814".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay