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Funeral of Duke of Montebello. 1810.

Artist:
Medalist: André Galle (French, Saint-Étienne, Loire 1761–1844 Paris)
Manufactory:
Struck at the Paris Mint (864–present)
Factory director:
baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze, struck
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Hon. Levi P. Morton, 1885
Accession Number:
85.2.22
Not on view
This medal was struck for the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Paris Mint at the request of the donor, Hon. Levi P. Morton, formerly U.S. Minister to France.
Signature: Obverse: (below tranche) GALLE FECIT.

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) NEAPOLIO IMPERATOR.

Reverse: (on field) NAPOLEON / A LA MEMOIRE / DU DUC DE MONTEBELLO / MORT GLORIEUSEMENT.AUX CHAMPS D'ESSLING / LE XXII MAI M.DCC.IX. // POMPE FUNEBRE / DANS LES BASILIQUES DES INVALIDES / ET DE Ste GENEVIEVE / ORDONNEE / LE III.JANVIER M.DCCC.X. / PRESIDEE PAR S[on]. A[ltesse]. S[erène]. LE PRINCE ARCHI-CHANCELIER DE L'EMPIRE / DUC DE PARME / CELEBREE / PAR LES SOINS DE LL.[leurs] EE.[Excellences] / LE DUC DE FELTRE MINISTRE DE LA GUERRE / LE COMTE BIGOT DE PREAMENEU / MINISTRE DES CULTES / LE VI. JUILLET M.DDDC.X.
Hon. Levi P. Morton (until 1885; to MMA)
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