Napoléon Bonaparte: Battle at the Pyramids
Artist J.-F. Antoine Bovy (Swiss, 1795–1877)
Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), later emperor of France, commemorating the battle at the Pyramids.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “BONAPARTE GENERAL EN CHEF” and under bust “A.BOVY”.
Reverse: Napoléon on horseback before his troops with the pyramids of Cairo in background; inscribed above “SOLDATS! DU HAUT DE CES PYRAMIDES/40 SIECLES NOUS CONTEMPLENT”, at proper right “A.BOVY”, and in exergue “NAPOLEON EN EGYPTE./25 JUILLET 1798”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE GENERAL EN CHEF" and under bust "A.BOVY".
Reverse: Inscribed above "SOLDATS! DU HAUT DE CES PYRAMIDES/40 SIECLES NOUS CONTEMPLENT", at proper right "A.BOVY", and in exergue "NAPOLEON EN EGYPTE./25 JUILLET 1798".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay