Napoléon: Napoléon at Sainte Hélène

French
1815


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 1710.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1227

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably lead

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal with profile bust of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his presence at Sainte Hélène.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON BONAPARTE” and under bust [cannot read].

Reverse: Man seated at proper right on rocks with head in hands and winged figure at proper left, kneeling and holding pen in hand with scroll at feet and a trumpeting victory figure above; inscribed at proper right “MUD[ ]”, at proper left “MILLS F”, in exergue “NAPOLEON AT S:HELENA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON BONAPARTE" and under bust (cannot read).

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "MUD[ ]", at proper left "MILLS F", in exergue "NAPOLEON AT S:HELENA".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society