Napoléon Bonaparte: Battle of Marengo
Mint: Turin, Italy
Diameter and weight: 53 mm (2 1/16 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul of France, commemorating the Battle of Marengo.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “BONAPARTE PRIMVS CONSVL” and “ANNO VIII” and under bust “LAV·”.
Reverse: Nude man at proper right helping up fallen woman at proper left, wearing a classical dress and a winged victory in background writing on a tablet; inscribed at edge “XII MVNITISSIMIS OPPIDIS VNA DIE AD DEDITIONEM COACTIS”, on tablet “HOSTERVS/PROPE/MARENGVM/FVSIS”, below “A.A.PP.INV”, and in exergue “RESPVBLICA CISALPIN/RESTITVTA”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE PRIMVS CONSVL" and "ANNO VIII" and under bust "LAV·".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "XII MVNITISSIMIS OPPIDIS VNA DIE AD DEDITIONEM COACTIS", on tablet "HOSTERVS/PROPE/MARENGVM/FVSIS", below "A.A.PP.INV", and in exergue "RESPVBLICA CISALPIN/RESTITVTA".
By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)
Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society