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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. Reverse: Venus de Milo at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "JEUFFROY FECT/180[3]/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 1931, Malcolm Storer; 1931, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: April 16, 1931)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

French, 1803

Accession Number

31.197

Medium or Technique

Metal; white metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals