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Napoléon: Legion of Honor

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, for the Legion of Honor. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU F". Reverse: Emblem of honor; inscribed at edge "AUPICE·NEAPOLEONE GALLIA·RENOVATA", on...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU F". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "AUPICE·NEAPOLEONE GALLIA·RENOVATA", on emblem "HONNEUR ET PATRIE", and below "DENON DIRT/JALEY FT".

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard

French, 1804

Mint

France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 310.

Accession Number

27.238

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals