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Napoleon, King of Italy, Wearing Iron Crown of Monza

Artist:
Medalist: Luigi Manfredini (Italian, Bologna 1771–1840 Milan)
Date:
1805
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Bronze, struck
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.254.2
Not on view
This medal commemorates Napoleon's coronation as King of Italy. The event took place at Milan Cathedral in May 1805.
Signature: Obverse: (in tranche) LM

Inscription: Obverse: (left margin) NAPOLEONE; (right margin) RE D'ITALIA; (in exergue) LA ZECCA DI MILANO MAGGIO MDCCCV; reverse: (in margin) DIVENUTE COMPAGNE NELL'ORDINE NELLA FEDE NELLA PROSPERITA
[ Michael Hall Fine Arts , New York, until 1977; sold to MMA ]
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