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Napoléon: Legion of Honor

French
1804
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 310.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.238

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, for the Legion of Honor.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed under bust “ANDRIEU F”.

Reverse: Emblem of honor; inscribed at edge “AUPICE·NEAPOLEONE GALLIA·RENOVATA”, on emblem “HONNEUR ET PATRIE”, and below “DENON DIRT/JALEY FT”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU F".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "AUPICE·NEAPOLEONE GALLIA·RENOVATA", on emblem "HONNEUR ET PATRIE", and below "DENON DIRT/JALEY FT".

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard