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Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle, 1867

French
1867


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.791

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: “N” above, surrounded by rays and two branches flanking three portrait medallions: male bust at proper right looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; female bust at proper left looking to proper right, and bust of male child below looking at proper right.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge “S.A.LE PRINCE IMPÉRIAL PRÉSIDENT” and in center “SOUVENIR/DE/MA VISITE/A L’EXPOSITION/UNIVERSELLE/DE 1867”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "S.A.LE PRINCE IMPÉRIAL PRÉSIDENT" and in center "SOUVENIR/DE/MA VISITE/A L'EXPOSITION/UNIVERSELLE/DE 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