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Pius VII: Coronation of Napoléon

Circular medal of Pope Pius VII (Pope 1800-1823), commemorating the coronation of Napoléon as emperor. Obverse: Profile bust of Pius VII looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "PIVS VII P.M.HOSPES NEAPOLIONIS IMP." and inscribed under bust "DROZ F/AN XIII". Reverse: Façade of Notre Dame,...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "DROZ F/AN XIII" and at edge "PIVS VII P.M.HOSPES NEAPOLIONIS IMP.". Reverse: Inscribed below "DEN·DIR·JALEY·FEC·" and at edge "IMPERATOR SACRATVS" and in exergue "PARISIIS·II·DEC·M·DCCCIV·/XI·FRIM·AN·XIII".

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, 1804

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.1179

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals