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Napoléon

French
1830
Artist Jean Pierre Montagny (French, 1789–1862)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 52 mm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.844

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France. Stamped on edge “G.DORÉ”.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge “HIST.DE LA REVOLUTION.DE L’EMPIRE DE LA RESTAURATION ET DE LA MON.DE 1830” and under bust “PUBLIÉ PAR POURRAT FRÈRES/A PARIS”.

Reverse: Man riding an eagle infront of the sun above a crowned woman standing on a balcony at center before a gather crowd in harbor-city setting, holding scepters in right hand and raising a garland, palm and olive branch and winged putto to her proper right holding an upside down torch in right hand and tablet with “N” in left hand while a group of men carry deceased man lying on tomb bed towards them, seen from behind; inscribed in exergue “MONTAGNY FECIT”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HIST.DE LA REVOLUTION.DE L'EMPIRE DE LA RESTAURATION ET DE LA MON.DE 1830" and under bust "PUBLIÉ PAR POURRAT FRÈRES/A PARIS".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "MONTAGNY FECIT".

Markings

Stamped "G.DORÉ" on edge.

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