100114 | FRANCE. Napoleon I bronze Medal.

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    100114 | FRANCE. Napoleon I bronze Medal. Dated 1840. Commemorating the Transferral of Napoleon's Body from St. Helena to France (52mm, 59.71 g, 12h).

     

    NAPOLÉON EMPEREUR ET ROI / NÉ A AJACCIO 1769 MORT A Ste HÉLÈNE 1821, laureate head right / LOI DU JUIN 1840 ORDONNANT LA TRANSLATION DES CENDRES DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLÉON DE L'ILE Ste HÉLÈNE EN FRANCE, small eagle standing left, on thunderbolt, head right, with wings spread; in background, numerous rays conveying the various battles and acts in which Napoleon participated.

     

    Bramsen 1987; Julius 4006. Mint State. Rich chocolate brown surfaces, with an attractive underlying cabernet brilliance; light spot of ink below his chin. A highly impressive portrait.

     

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