Napoléon: Napoléon at Sainte Hélène
Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably lead
Not On View
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”.
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".
By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)
Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society