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Napoléon

French
1810
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 952.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.237

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

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 1ER EMP ET ROI” and under bust “MDCCCX”.

Reverse: Putto carrying a thunderbolt; inscribed in exergue “1810”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON 1ER EMP ET ROI" and under bust "MDCCCX".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "1810".

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard