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Napoléon

French
1808
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: Paris, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 40 mm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.807

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left.

Reverse: Seated male on a plinth, reading and a leaf at proper right; inscribed on plinth “DENON/DIREXIT/ANDRIEU/FECIT” and in exergue “L’AN IV DE BONAPARTE/L’INSTRUCTION PUB’-EST/ORGANISÉE”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed on plinth "DENON/DIREXIT/ANDRIEU/FECIT" and in exergue "L'AN IV DE BONAPARTE/L'INSTRUCTION PUB'-EST/ORGANISÉE".

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