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Napoléon III

probably Italian
1859


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 26 mm (1 in.) Other (including hanging loop): 29 mm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.1973

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), ermperor of France. Hanging loop attached at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper right, with pointed beard and mustache; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEONE III IMPERATORE DEIFRANCESI”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “L’ITALIA/DEVE/ESSERE LIBERA/SINO ALL’/ADRIATICO/8 MAGGIO/1859”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEONE III IMPERATORE DEIFRANCESI".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "L'ITALIA/DEVE/ESSERE LIBERA/SINO ALL'/ADRIATICO/8 MAGGIO/1859".

Provenance

By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw