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Napoléon III

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, with hanging loop and ring attached at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III PRINCE IMPERIAL" and under bust. Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "SERGENT/AU/1ER...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III PRINCE IMPERIAL" and under bust [need lens to read]. Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "SERGENT/AU/1ER REGT./DES/GRENADIERS/DE LA/GARDE".

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, 1859

Accession Number

13.795

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals