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Napoléon III and Victor Emmanuel: Victory of Solferino

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, and Victor Emmanuel (1820-1878), commemorating victory of Solferino with hanging loop and ring attached at top. Obverse: Eagle above and lion supporting shield below with two inset medallions: profile bust of Victor Emmanuel at...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge of each inset medallion: at proper left "V.EMMANUEL" and at proper right "NAPOLEON III". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "GUERRE DE L'INDEPENDENCE ITALIENNE" and in wreath "BATAILEE/LE SOLFERION/GAGNEE/LE 24 JUIN/1859".


By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

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Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 1859

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Metal; gilt copper alloy




Numismatics, Medals