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Napoléon: School of Pharmacy

French
early 19th century
Artist Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (French, 1770–1846)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 39 mm, 12h

Accession Number

23.52

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "AU COULAGEMENT DE L'HUMANITE", below "BRENET", and in exergue "DENON DIREXIT".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss A. C. Storer