Napoléon: School of Pharmacy
early 19th century
Artist Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (French, 1770–1846)
Object Place: Europe, France
Coin or medal: 39 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821) for the schools of pharmacy.
Obverse: A chemist’s retort at center being wrapped by a snake infront of trees and a rock wall; inscribed at edge “AU COULAGEMENT DE L’HUMANITE”, below “BRENET”, and in exergue “DENON DIREXIT”.
Reverse: Wreath at edge; uninscribed at center.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "AU COULAGEMENT DE L'HUMANITE", below "BRENET", and in exergue "DENON DIREXIT".
By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)
Gift of Miss A. C. Storer