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Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle, 1867

French
1867


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.788

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1867 with loop and ring attached to top.

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

Reverse: Reclining woman extending wreath with her left hand and holding mercury’s staff with her right hand while leaning against an anchor; inscribed above “EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE PARIS” and in exergue “1867”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed above "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE PARIS" and in exergue "1867".

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