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Napoléon Bonaparte: Battle of Marengo

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul of France, commemorating the Battle of Marengo. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE PRIMVS CONSVL" and "ANNO VIII" and under bust "LAV·". Reverse: Nude man at proper right...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE PRIMVS CONSVL" and "ANNO VIII" and under bust "LAV·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "XII MVNITISSIMIS OPPIDIS VNA DIE AD DEDITIONEM COACTIS", on tablet "HOSTERVS/PROPE/MARENGVM/FVSIS", below "A.A.PP.INV", and in exergue "RESPVBLICA CISALPIN/RESTITVTA".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society

French, 1800

Mint

Turin, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 42.

Accession Number

98.1225

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals