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Napoléon Bonaparte: Re-establishment of Religion

French
1802
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.847

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1764-1821), first consul of France, commemorating the re-establishment of religion.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL” and on bust “ANDRIEU FECIT”.

Reverse: Standing female in classical dress at proper rigth helping up a fallen woman in classical dress at proper left with an open book and cross next to her, Notre Dame of Paris and ruined church with a shield hung on a centered column in background; inscribed above “RÉTABLISSEMENT DU CULTE”, below “ANDRIEU FECIT”, and in exergue “LE XVIII GERMINAI AN·X·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL" and on bust "ANDRIEU FECIT".

Reverse: Inscribed above "RÉTABLISSEMENT DU CULTE", below "ANDRIEU FECIT", and in exergue "LE XVIII GERMINAI AN·X·".

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