Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Founding of the Legion of Honor, 1804

Artist:
Medalist (obverse): Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)
Artist:
Medalist (reverse): Louis Jaley (1763–1838)
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)
Related Objects

Medal Commemorating the Treaty of Commerce between France and the United States

Artist: Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822) Date: 1822 Medium: Bronze Accession: 83.2.423 On view in:Not on view

The Rupture of Peace of Presbourg; the Battles of Abensburg and Eckmühl

Artist: Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822) Date: 1809 Medium: Gilt bronze, struck Accession: 85.2.1 On view in:Not on view

Departure of Grand Armée from Paris, entrance into Vienna, 1809

Artist: Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822) Date: 1809 Medium: Gilt bronze, struck Accession: 85.2.2 On view in:Not on view

Capture of Raab in Hungary

Artist: Medalist (obverse): Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822) Date: 1809 Medium: Gilt bronze, struck Accession: 85.2.4 On view in:Not on view

The Seizure of the States of the Church

Artist: Medalist: Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822) Date: 1809 Medium: Gilt bronze, struck Accession: 85.2.7 On view in:Not on view