Napoléon, Alexander I, and Frederick William II: Peace of Tilsit
Bramsen, 640. Trésor de numismatique, 20.1.
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, Alexander I, emperor of Russia, and Frederick William II, king of Prussia, comemmorating the peace of Tilsit (7 July 1807).
Obverse: Three profile busts of Napoléon, Alexander I, and Frederick William III looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreaths; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON ALEXANDRE I. F.GUILLAUME II.” and below “ANDRIEU F· DENON DIR·”.
Reverse: Reclining, bearded water god (river Nieman), leaning on tipped cistern and holding miniature house in his right hand and an olive tree at proper right; inscribed above “NIEMEN”, below “DENON D. DROZ F.”, and in exergue “PAIX DE TILSIT/M·DCCC·VII·”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON ALEXANDRE I. F.GUILLAUME II." and below "ANDRIEU F· DENON DIR·".
Reverse: Inscribed above "NIEMEN", below "DENON D. DROZ F.", and in exergue "PAIX DE TILSIT/M·DCCC·VII·".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay