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Napoléon III

French
1859


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.795

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, with hanging loop and ring attached at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON III PRINCE IMPERIAL” and under bust.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “SERGENT/AU/1ER REGT./DES/GRENADIERS/DE LA/GARDE”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III PRINCE IMPERIAL" and under bust [need lens to read].

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "SERGENT/AU/1ER REGT./DES/GRENADIERS/DE LA/GARDE".

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