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Founding of the Legion of Honor, 1804

Artist:
Medalist (obverse): Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)
Artist:
Medalist (reverse): Louis Jaley (French, 1763–1838)
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: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Hon. Levi P. Morton, 1885
Accession Number:
85.2.72
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: ANDRIEU F.; Reverse: (in base), DENON DIRt./JALEY Ft.

Inscription: Legend: reverse (in red motto band), HONNEUR ET PATRIE; (in margin), AUSPICE. NAPOLEONE. GALLIA. RENOVATA (Under the auspices of Napoleon in new-made France)
Hon. Levi P. Morton (until 1885; to MMA)
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