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Napoléon: Column of the Grand Army

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the construction of the column erected to the Grand Army (1805). Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left with flags behind; inscribed above "NAPOLEON LE GRAND", below "MONTAGNY FECIT", and in exergue...

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Obverse: Inscribed above "NAPOLEON LE GRAND", below "MONTAGNY FECIT", and in exergue "GLOIRE A L'ARMEE FRANÇAISE". Reverse: Inscribed above "A L'ARMEE FRANÇAISE", below "MONTAGNY FECIT···", and in exergue "CAMPAGNE DE/MDCCCV".


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, about 1805–10


Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals