Napoléon: Column of the Grand Army
Mint: Paris, France
Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the construction of the column erected to the Grand Army (1805).
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left with flags behind; inscribed above “NAPOLEON LE GRAND”, below “MONTAGNY FECIT”, and in exergue “GLOIRE A L’ARMEE FRANÇAISE”.
Reverse: Column at center flanked by a building on each side; inscribed above “A L’ARMEE FRANÇAISE”, below “MONTAGNY FECIT···”, and in exergue “CAMPAGNE DE/MDCCCV”.
Obverse: Inscribed above "NAPOLEON LE GRAND", below "MONTAGNY FECIT", and in exergue "GLOIRE A L'ARMEE FRANÇAISE".
Reverse: Inscribed above "A L'ARMEE FRANÇAISE", below "MONTAGNY FECIT···", and in exergue "CAMPAGNE DE/MDCCCV".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay