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Napoléon

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left. Reverse: Seated male on a plinth, reading and a leaf at proper right; inscribed on plinth "DENON/DIREXIT/ANDRIEU/FECIT" and in exergue "L'AN IV DE BONAPARTE/L'INSTRUCTION...

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Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed on plinth "DENON/DIREXIT/ANDRIEU/FECIT" and in exergue "L'AN IV DE BONAPARTE/L'INSTRUCTION PUB'-EST/ORGANISÉE".

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

French, 1808

Mint

Paris, France

Accession Number

13.807

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals