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Pius VII: Coronation of Napoléon

French
1804
Artist Jean-Pierre Droz (French, 1746–1823), Artist Louis Jaley (French, 1763–1838)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.1179

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Pius VII (Pope 1800-1823), commemorating the coronation of Napoléon as emperor.

Obverse: Profile bust of Pius VII looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “PIVS VII P.M.HOSPES NEAPOLIONIS IMP.” and inscribed under bust “DROZ F/AN XIII”.

Reverse: Façade of Notre Dame, Paris; monogram at proper right, inscribed at edge “IMPERATOR SACRATVS”, below “DEN·DIR·JALEY·FEC·”, and in exergue “PARISIIS·II·DEC·M·DCCCIV·/XI·FRIM·AN·XIII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "DROZ F/AN XIII" and at edge "PIVS VII P.M.HOSPES NEAPOLIONIS IMP.".

Reverse: Inscribed below "DEN·DIR·JALEY·FEC·" and at edge "IMPERATOR SACRATVS" and in exergue "PARISIIS·II·DEC·M·DCCCIV·/XI·FRIM·AN·XIII".

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