User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Napoléon: Marriage of the king of Westfalia

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the marriage of the king of Westfalia. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI." and under bust "ANDRIEU F". Reverse: Two winged...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI." and under bust "ANDRIEU F". Reverse: Inscribed below "ANDRIEU F DENON D" and in exergue "* J.NAPOLEON C.DE WURTEMBER/N[surrounded by rays of sun]/MDCCCVII".

Provenance

By 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld

French, 1807

Mint

France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bramsen 662.

Accession Number

27.26

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals