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Napoleon III Medal

Object Number: 
1947.327
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at lower center: "CAQUE, GRAVEUR DE L'EMPEREUR. F." Inscription: reverse, at lower center: "OBERT EDITEUR" Inscription: edge, lower center: "CUIVRE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing standing figures of Napoleon III, at center, holding hands with royal female figure, at left, and male dressed in Turkish court dress with sword, at right; inscription above: "DIEU LES PROTEGE"; legend: "PROTESTANTISME CATHOLICISME ISLAMISME"; inscription in exergue: "CIVILISATION." Reverse bears inscription: "EN 1854/SOUS LE REGNE DE/NAPOLEON III/ET CELUI DE LA REINE/VICTORIA/LA FRANCE/ET LA/GDE BRETAGNE/S'UNIRENT POUR ASSURER/LA PAIX DU MONDE."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group