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Napoléon Bonaparte: Treaty of Luneville

French
1801
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 106.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

40.188

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 Treaty of Luneville.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoleon looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DELA REPUBLIQUE FRANSE” and on shoulder “ANDRIEU F”.

Reverse: Standing female (probably Peace) at center wearing classical costume and holding a branch in her right hand; inscribed at edge “PAIX DE LUNEVILLE”, below “ANDRIEU F.”, and in exergue “LE XX.PLUVIOSE/AN IX.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DELA REPUBLIQUE FRANSE" and on shoulder "ANDRIEU F".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "PAIX DE LUNEVILLE", below "ANDRIEU F.", and in exergue "LE XX.PLUVIOSE/AN IX.".

Provenance

By 1940, anonymous collector; 1940, given by anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)