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Napoléon Bonaparte: Civil Code

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul of France. Obverse: Full length figure of Napoléon in classical costume looking to proper right, wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPEREUR" and below "BRENET F. DENON D". Reverse: Sculpture of standing...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPEREUR" and below "BRENET F. DENON D". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "EN L'AN XII. LE CODE CIVIL EST DECRETÉ [flower]" and at proper left of Minerva "BRENET F./DENON D.".

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, 1801

Mint

France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen, 291. Trésor numismatique, 2.9. Sevres, Manufacture nationale, Archives, no. 15.

Accession Number

13.843

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals