Napoléon: Monument at Sainte Hélène
Artist J.-F. Antoine Bovy (Swiss, 1795–1877)
Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his monument at Sainte Hélène.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “NAPOLEON EMPEREUR” and under bust “A·BOVY·”.
Reverse: View of Napoleon’s memorial at St. Helena; inscribed at edge “MEMORIAL DE STE. HÉLENE” and “5 MAI MDCCCXXI.PARIS 15 DEC.MDCCCXL”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPEREUR" and under bust "A·BOVY·".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "MEMORIAL DE STE. HÉLENE" and "5 MAI MDCCCXXI.PARIS 15 DEC.MDCCCXL".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay