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Napoléon III: Victory at Solferino

Circular medal of Napoléon III (1808-1873), emperor of France, commemorating the victory at Solferino with hanging loop and ring attached at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon III looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" and under bust....

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" and under bust [need lens to read]. Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "VICTOIRE DE SOLFERINO/GAAGNEE/LE 24 JUIN/1859".

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

13.792

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals