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Napoléon Bonaparte

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul and later emperor of France. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE 1ER CONSUL DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANSE" and below "ANDRIEU F". Reverse: Standing winged victory figure writing on...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE 1ER CONSUL DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANSE" and below "ANDRIEU F". Reverse: Inscribed on tablet "A/LA GLOIRE/DES ARMEES/FRANCAISES", below: "[ AQ]", and in exergue "PAIX GENERALE/1801-1802".

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard

French, 19th century

Mint

France

Accession Number

27.240

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals