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Napoléon: Monument at Sainte Hélène

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating his monument at Sainte Hélène. Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPEREUR" and under bust "A·BOVY·". Reverse: View of Napoleon's memorial at St. Helena;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NAPOLEON EMPEREUR" and under bust "A·BOVY·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "MEMORIAL DE STE. HÉLENE" and "5 MAI MDCCCXXI.PARIS 15 DEC.MDCCCXL".

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, 1840

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.842

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals