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Napoléon: Entry into Austerlitz

French
1805


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 452.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

98.1226

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably lead

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his entry into Austerlitz.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI.”.

Reverse: Laureate legionaire standing at proper left with eagle-crowned banner at center and standing woman at proper right, each figure extends hand to one another without touching; inscribed in exergue “ENTREVUE DE L’EMP:NAPOLEON/ET DE L’EMP.FRANCOIS II/[cannot read]/MDCCCV”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI.".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "ENTREVUE DE L'EMP:NAPOLEON/ET DE L'EMP.FRANCOIS II/[cannot read]/MDCCCV".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society