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Napoléon Bonaparte: Battle of Marengo

French
1800
Artist Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (French, 1770–1846)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 38.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.840

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul of France, commemorating the Battle of Marengo.

Obverse: Within a wreath, profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right; inscribed within wreath “BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DE LA REP.FRANCE.”, on bust “BRENET”, and below “BATAILLE DE MARENGO/25 ET 26 PRAIRIAI/AN 8/[H]. AUGUSTE”.

Reverse: Inscribed “LE PREMIER CONSUL/COMMANDANT/L’ARMÉE DE RÉSERVE/EN PERSONNE:/ENFANS/RAPPELLEZ-VOUS/QUE MON HABITUDE EST/DECOUCHER SUR LE CHAMP/DE BATAILLE.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed within wreath "BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DE LA REP.FRANCE.", on bust "BRENET", and below "BATAILLE DE MARENGO/25 ET 26 PRAIRIAI/AN 8/[H]. AUGUSTE".

Reverse: Inscribed "LE PREMIER CONSUL/COMMANDANT/L'ARMÉE DE RÉSERVE/EN PERSONNE:/ENFANS/RAPPELLEZ-VOUS/QUE MON HABITUDE EST/DECOUCHER SUR LE CHAMP/DE BATAILLE.".

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