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Napoléon: Retreat of the army

Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the retreat of the army. From the "Histoire métallique de Napoléon le Grand prepare par la class d’histoire et de literature ancienne de l’Institut Impérial". Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper...

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Obverse: Inscribed on shoulder "ANDRIEU F" and at edge "NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI.". Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "DENON D.", proper left "GALLE F", and in exergue "RETRAITE DE L'ARMEE./NOVEMBRE.MDCCCXII".


By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

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Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 1812

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals