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Napoléon: Victory against Austrians

French
1805
Artist André Galle (French, 1761–1844), Artist Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (French, 1770–1846)


Mint: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 454.

Dimensions

Diameter, depth, and weight: 68 x 7 mm (2 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.488

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his victory against the Austrians. Stamped on edge “CUIVRE”.

Obverse: Two men, one on proper right presenting scroll over kneeling female (probably a personification) to Napoléon at proper left, wearing laureate wreath and holding branch over female personification of river; inscribed above “ROXOLANICVS·MAXIMVS·”, on cistern (cannot read), below “GALLE FEIT”, and in exergue “AEDILES·PARIS·IMP·NEAPOLIONI·A·VICTORIA/REDVCI·IN·SVBVRBANO·CAESARVM/GRATES·AGVNT·PR·ID·DECEMBR·MD CCCV·/”.

Reverse: A winged victory blowing a trumpet over spoiles; inscribed above DE.GERMANIS”, at proper right “BRENET·F”, and in exergue “PRIMITIAE·BELLI·ARMA·ET·SIGNA·MILITARIA/E·MANVBIIS·VERTINGENS/CIVITATI·DONATA/VI·ID·CCT·MDCCCV·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "ROXOLANICVS·MAXIMVS·", on cistern (cannot read), below "GALLE FEIT", and in exergue "AEDILES·PARIS·IMP·NEAPOLIONI·A·VICTORIA/REDVCI·IN·SVBVRBANO·CAESARVM/GRATES·AGVNT·PR·ID·DECEMBR·MD CCCV·/".

Reverse: Inscribed above DE.GERMANIS", at proper right "BRENET·F", and in exergue "PRIMITIAE·BELLI·ARMA·ET·SIGNA·MILITARIA/E·MANVBIIS·VERTINGENS/CIVITATI·DONATA/VI·ID·CCT·MDCCCV·".

Markings

Stamped on edge "CUIVRE".

Provenance

By 1920, Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case; 1920, gift of Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case in memory of their father James Brown Case