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The Battle of the Jena. 1806.

Artist:
Medalist: Luigi Manfredini (Italian, Bologna 1771–1840 Milan)
Manufactory:
Struck at the Paris Mint (864–present)
Factory director:
baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Italian
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:
85.2.95
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: (on tranche of shoulder) L[uigi]. M[anfredini].

Reverse: (on arrow) L[uigi]. M[anfredini].

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) NAPOLEO GALL[iae]. IMP[erator]. ITA[(iae]. REX GERM[anicus]. RVTH[enicus]. BORVSSICVS [trans.: Napoleon Emperor of France, King of Italy, Conqueror of Germany, Russia and Prussia]; (below head) MEDIOLANI / MDCCCVI. [trans.: At Milan, 1806]

Reverse: (in margin) SAXONIA LIBERATA BORVSSIS DELETIS [trans.: Saxony freed, the Prussians annihilated]; (at base) IENAE (trans.: At Jena]
Hon. Levi P. Morton (until 1885; to MMA)
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