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Napoléon Bonaparte: Civil Code

French
1801
Artist Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (French, 1770–1846)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen, 291. Trésor numismatique, 2.9. Sevres, Manufacture nationale, Archives, no. 15.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 43 mm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.843

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul of France.

Obverse: Full length figure of Napoléon in classical costume looking to proper right, wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMPEREUR” and below “BRENET F. DENON D”.

Reverse: Sculpture of standing Minerva holding a spear; inscribed at edge “EN L’AN XII. LE CODE CIVIL EST DECRETÉ [flower]” and at proper left of Minerva “BRENET F./DENON D.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPEREUR" and below "BRENET F. DENON D".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "EN L'AN XII. LE CODE CIVIL EST DECRETÉ [flower]" and at proper left of Minerva "BRENET F./DENON D.".

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