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Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle, 1867

French
1867


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 36 mm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.808

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

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Europe

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Medals

Circular medal with profile bust of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1867.

Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR”.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge “S.A.LE PRINCE IMPERIAL PRESIDENT”, at inner band “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR”, and at center “SOUVENIR/DE/MA VISITE/A/L’EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE/DE 1867”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "S.A.LE PRINCE IMPERIAL PRESIDENT", at inner band "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR", and at center "SOUVENIR/DE/MA VISITE/A/L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE/DE 1867".

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