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Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte

Circular medal of Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (1808-1873), later called Napoléon III. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" and on bust "H." Reverse: Beaded rim. Two-headed...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" and on bust "H.".


By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929) NOTES: [1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

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Frederick Brown Fund

French, 1849

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Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy




Numismatics, Medals