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Napoléon Bonaparte: Crossing at St. Bernard/Battle of Marengo

French
1800
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822), Artist Jean Pierre Montagny (French, 1789–1862)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.241

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 army’s crossing at St. Bernard and the battle of Marengo.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left above a relief of a battle scene and spoils and flags behind; inscribed at edge “BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANSE”, below “MONTAGNY F”, and in exergue “BATAILLE DE MARENGO/LE XXVI PRAIRIAI/AN VIII”.

Reverse: Napoléon on horseback crossing at St. Bernard; inscribed below “MONTAGNY F. APRES ANDREIU” and in exergue “PASSAGE DE GU.ST.BERNARD/LE XXV FLOREAL/AN VIII.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANSE", below "MONTAGNY F", and in exergue "BATAILLE DE MARENGO/LE XXVI PRAIRIAI/AN VIII".

Reverse: Inscribed below "MONTAGNY F. APRES ANDREIU" and in exergue "PASSAGE DE GU.ST.BERNARD/LE XXV FLOREAL/AN VIII.".

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