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Napoléon: Peace of Vienna

French
1807
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 40 mm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.810

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the Peace of Vienna. From the series “Histoire métallique de Napoléon le Grand prepare par la class d’histoire et de literature ancienne de l’Institut Impérial”.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI.” and under bust “ANDRIEU F”.

Reverse: Standing nude male at center holding a downward pointed torch at proper left over a destroyed chariot and branch at proper right over a plinth; inscribed at proper right edge “ANDRIEU F. D.D.” and in exergue “PAIX DE VIENNE/MDCCCVII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI." and under bust "ANDRIEU F".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right edge "ANDRIEU F. D.D." and in exergue "PAIX DE VIENNE/MDCCCVII".

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