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Napoléon III: Exposition Universelle, 1855

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), president of France, for the Exposition Universelle of 1855. Stamped on edge. With original fitted green leather case, lined in green velvet and stamped "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1855 MEDAILLE DE 2 ME CLASSE". Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III...

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Inscription

Inscribed on edge "CUIVRE". Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ALBERT BARRE" and at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR". Reverse: Inscribed on central emblem "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE. AGRICULTURE. INDUSTRI. BEAUX ARTS." and "PARIS 1855".

Provenance

By 1993, David and Constance Yates (New York); 1993, gift of David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 1994)

Credit Line

Gift of David and Constance Yates

French, 1855

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.964

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals