Napoléon: Entry into Moscow
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his entry into Moscow. From the “Histoire métallique de Napoléon le Grand prepare par la class d’histoire et de literature ancienne de l’Institut Impérial”.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI.” and on shoulder “ANDRIEU F”.
Reverse: Walls of Moscow with tower at center and two minarets behind; inscribed above “ENTRÉE A MOSCOU”, at proper right, at proper left, and in exergue “BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND/XIV JUIN MDCCCVII”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI." and on shoulder "ANDRIEU F".
Reverse: Inscribed above "ENTRÉE A MOSCOU" and in exergue "BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND/XIV JUIN MDCCCVII".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay