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Napoléon Bonaparte: Venus de'Medici

Circular medal of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first consul of France, commemorating the Venus de'Medici and struck for Napoléon's visit to the Musée Napoléon (16 August 1803). Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left; inscribed under bust "JEUFFROY FECT/180[3 or...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "JEUFFROY FECT/180[3 or 5]/DENON DIRE.C.D. MUSEE.C.D.ARTS". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "AUX ARTS LA VICTOIRE" and below "L'AN IV DU CONSULAT DE BONAPARTE".

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, 1803

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 280. Trésor de numismatique 95.9. Sevres, Manufacture national, Archives, no. 14.

Accession Number

27.23

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals