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Napoléon and Marie Louise

French
1810
Designed by Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.805

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, and Marie Louise of Austria in imitation of a greek coin. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Two profile busts of Napoléon and Marie Louise looking to proper left; inscribed under busts “ANDRIEU F”.

Reverse: Standing figures of Napoleon and Marie Louise before an altar with a torch and quiver on it; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON IMP ET ROI M LOUISE D AUSTRICHE” and in exergue “1810”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU F".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON IMP ET ROI M LOUISE D AUSTRICHE" and in exergue "1810".

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