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Napoléon III and Napoléon Eugene Louis Jean Joseph

French
1856


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.789

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, and Napoléon Eugene Louis Jean Joseph with hanging loop and ring attached at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR” and under bust “C.T”.

Reverse: Profile bust of Napoléon Eugene looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EUG.L.J.J.PRINCE IMPERIAL”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" and under bust "C.T".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EUG.L.J.J.PRINCE IMPERIAL".

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