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Napoléon: Battle of Friedland

French
1812
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822), Artist André Galle (French, 1761–1844), Design attributed to Antoine-Denis Chaudet (French, 1763–1810)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen, 632. Trésor numismatique, 19.9. Sevres, Manufacture nationale, Archives, no. 48.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

27.29

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon, emperor of France, commemorating the battle of Friedland.

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

Reverse: Nude, helmeted Mars standing at center and sheathing a sword with fallen men at his feet, upside down torch at proper right and a laurel branch at proper left; inscribed at proper left “GALLE F” and in exergue “BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND/XIV JUIN MDCCCVII”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "GALLE F" and in exergue "BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND/XIV JUIN MDCCCVII".

Provenance

By 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld