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Napoléon, Napoléon III, Eugenie de Palafox Guzman, and Napoléon-Louis

French
1856


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 35 mm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.852

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon’s descendants, with hanging loop and ring attached at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to porper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR” and under bust “C.T.”.

Reverse: Crown above and two eagles flanking three portrait medallions: bust of Napoléon III at proper right looking to proper left, bust of Eugenie de Palafox Guzman at proper left looking to proper right, and below bust of Napoléon-Louis looking to proper right; inscribed at edge of each portrait medallion, at proper right “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR”, at proper left “EUGENIE IMPERATRICE”, and below “NAPOLEON E.L.J.J.PRINCE IMPERIAL”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR" and under bust "C.T.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge of each portrait medallion, at proper right "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR", at proper left "EUGENIE IMPERATRICE", and below "NAPOLEON E.L.J.J.PRINCE IMPERIAL".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay