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Napoléon, Alexander I, and Frederick William II: Peace of Tilsit

French
1807
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822), Artist Jean-Pierre Droz (French, 1746–1823), Design attributed to Charles Meynier


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen, 640. Trésor de numismatique, 20.1.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.854

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, Alexander I, emperor of Russia, and Frederick William II, king of Prussia, comemmorating the peace of Tilsit (7 July 1807).

Obverse: Three profile busts of Napoléon, Alexander I, and Frederick William III looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreaths; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON ALEXANDRE I. F.GUILLAUME II.” and below “ANDRIEU F· DENON DIR·”.

Reverse: Reclining, bearded water god (river Nieman), leaning on tipped cistern and holding miniature house in his right hand and an olive tree at proper right; inscribed above “NIEMEN”, below “DENON D. DROZ F.”, and in exergue “PAIX DE TILSIT/M·DCCC·VII·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON ALEXANDRE I. F.GUILLAUME II." and below "ANDRIEU F· DENON DIR·".

Reverse: Inscribed above "NIEMEN", below "DENON D. DROZ F.", and in exergue "PAIX DE TILSIT/M·DCCC·VII·".

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