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Napoléon

French
1805
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822), Artist Louis Jaley (French, 1763–1838)


Mint: France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.849

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France. From Histoire métallique de Napoléon le Grand prepare par la class d’histoire et de literature ancienne de l’Institut Impérial.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI·” and under bust “DENON DIR./ANDRIEU F.”.

Reverse: Iron crown of Lombardy made up of angels and holy men underneath arcade; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON·ROI·D’ITALIE”, below “DENON·DT·*JALEY·FT·”, and in exergue “COURONNÉ·A·MILAN·/LE XXIII·MAI·/M·DCCCV·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI·" and under bust "DENON DIR./ANDRIEU F.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON·ROI·D'ITALIE", below "DENON·DT·*JALEY·FT·", and in exergue "COURONNÉ·A·MILAN·/LE XXIII·MAI·/M·DCCCV·".

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