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Napoleon III Medal

Napoleon III Medal
Napoleon III Medal
Title
Napoleon III Medal
Date 
1850-1870
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm )
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
Object Number 
1947.327
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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group