Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the establishment of schools for mining and mineralogy.
Obverse: Bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMPERUR” and under bust “DENON DIR./ANDRIEU F.”.
Reverse: Bald-headed giant crouching over mountains that have two men mining at proper right; inscribed below “BRENET F DENON D” and in exergue “ECOLE DES MINES DU/MONT BLANC”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPERUR" and under bust "DENON DIR./ANDRIEU F.".
Reverse: Inscribed below "BRENET F DENON D" and in exergue "ECOLE DES MINES DU/MONT BLANC".
By 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)
Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld