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Napoléon

French
about 1850


Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen III, p. 54-5.

Accession Number

13.785

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France with hanging loop and ring at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right and wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR” and under bust “C”.

Reverse: Tomb chest of Napoléon with star above and two branches below; inscribed at edge “TOMBEAU DE NAPOLEON I”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR" and under bust "C".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "TOMBEAU DE NAPOLEON I".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay