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Napoléon: Entry into Moscow

French
1812
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822), Artist Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (French, 1770–1846)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.850

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his entry into Moscow. From the “Histoire métallique de Napoléon le Grand prepare par la class d’histoire et de literature ancienne de l’Institut Impérial”.

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

Reverse: Walls of Moscow with tower at center and two minarets behind; inscribed above “ENTRÉE A MOSCOU”, at proper right, at proper left, and in exergue “BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND/XIV JUIN MDCCCVII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI." and on shoulder "ANDRIEU F".

Reverse: Inscribed above "ENTRÉE A MOSCOU" and in exergue "BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND/XIV JUIN MDCCCVII".

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