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The Eagle Crowned, 1807

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 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Hon. Levi P. Morton, 1885
Accession Number:
85.2.115
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: (to either side of N rayonnant), DENON Dt./ JALEY Ft.

Inscription: Legend: obverse (in margin), NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI.
Hon. Levi P. Morton (until 1885; to MMA)
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