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Bonaparte's Second Invasion of Italy; the Crowning at Milan, 1805

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 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Hon. Levi P. Morton, 1885
Accession Number:
85.2.117
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: DENON DIRt./ANDRIEU F.; Reverse: DENON Dt.; JALEY Ft.

Inscription: Legend: obverse (in margin), NAPOLEON EMPEREUR

Legend: reverse (on lower rim of the crown), AGILVLFVS. GRATIA. DEI. GLORIOSVA. REX.; (in margin), NAPOLEON ROI D'ITALIE; (in exergue), COURONNE. A. MILAN./LE XXIII. MAI/ M.DCCCV.
Hon. Levi P. Morton (until 1885; to MMA)
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