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Napoléon: Taking of Vienna and Pressburg

French
1805
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822), Artist André Galle (French, 1761–1844)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 443.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

27.25

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the taking of Vienna and Pressburg.

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, wearing laureate wreath and flankeed by crowned, kneeling woman at each side; inscribed below “DENON D GALLE F·” and in exergue “*PRISE DE VIENNE/ET DE PRESBOURG/M DCCC V·”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed below "DENON D GALLE F·" and in exergue "*PRISE DE VIENNE/ET DE PRESBOURG/M DCCC V·".

Provenance

By 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld