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Napoléon Bonaparte: Battle of the Pyramids

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), general in charge 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...

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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 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld

French, 1798

Mint

France

Accession Number

27.22

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals