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Napoléon: Mont-Blanc

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the establishment of schools for mining and mineralogy. Obverse: Bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPERUR" and under bust "DENON DIR./ANDRIEU F.". Reverse:...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPERUR" and under bust "DENON DIR./ANDRIEU F.". Reverse: Inscribed below "BRENET F DENON D" and in exergue "ECOLE DES MINES DU/MONT BLANC".

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, 19th century

Mint

France

Accession Number

27.24

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals