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Napoléon

French
1804


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 68 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.845

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right, wearing a laureate crown; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON IMPERATOR” and under bust “GALLE FECIT”.

Reverse: Napoléon seated on a roman stool at proper right, wearing roman costume and female standing at proper left, wearing classical dress with both arms outstretched and ship’s stern with a cupid at the rudder behind; inscribed above “TVTELA PRAESENS” and in exergue “EPVLVM SOLLEMNE/IMPERATORIS IN CVRIA/VRBANA·FRIM·A·XIII” and below “PRUDHON DE[ ]*JEUFFROY FEC”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON IMPERATOR" and under bust "GALLE FECIT".

Reverse: Inscribed above "TVTELA PRAESENS" and in exergue "EPVLVM SOLLEMNE/IMPERATORIS IN CVRIA/VRBANA·FRIM·A·XIII" and below "PRUDHON DE[ ]*JEUFFROY FEC".

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