Napoléon III: Victory at Solferino
Diameter and weight: 13 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt copper alloy
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Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, commemorating the victory at Solferino with hanging loop and ring attached at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR” and under bust.
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “VICTOIRE DE SOLFERINO/GAAGNEE/LE 24 JUIN/1859”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" and under bust [need lens to read].
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "VICTOIRE DE SOLFERINO/GAAGNEE/LE 24 JUIN/1859".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay