Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle, 1867
Diameter and weight: 22 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt copper alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1867 with loop and ring attached to top.
Obverse: “N” above, surrounded by rays and two branches flanking three portrait medallions: male bust at proper right looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; female bust at proper left looking to proper right, and bust of male child below looking at proper right.
Reverse: Inscribed at edge “S.A.LE PRINCE IMPÉRIAL PRÉSIDENT” and in center “SOUVENIR/DE/MA VISITE/A L’EXPOSITION/UNIVERSELLE/DE 1867”.
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "S.A.LE PRINCE IMPÉRIAL PRÉSIDENT" and in center "SOUVENIR/DE/MA VISITE/A L'EXPOSITION/UNIVERSELLE/DE 1867".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay