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Napoléon Bonaparte: Battle at the Pyramids

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), later emperor of France, commemorating the battle at the Pyramids. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE GENERAL EN CHEF" and under bust "A.BOVY". Reverse: Napoléon on horseback before his...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BONAPARTE GENERAL EN CHEF" and under bust "A.BOVY". Reverse: Inscribed above "SOLDATS! DU HAUT DE CES PYRAMIDES/40 SIECLES NOUS CONTEMPLENT", at proper right "A.BOVY", and in exergue "NAPOLEON EN EGYPTE./25 JUILLET 1798".

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, 19th century

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.841

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals