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100349 | FRANCE. Napoleon I bronze Medal. NGC MS65.

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    100349 | FRANCE. Napoleon I bronze Medal. Dated 1807. The Occupation of the Three Capitals (40mm, 12h). By Andrieu & Denon in Paris.

     

    NAPOLEON EMP ET ROI, laureate head right / BERLIN VARSOVIE KOENIGSBERG, civic personifications of Berlin, Warsaw, and Königsberg advancing right, each holding key to their city; in two lines in exergue, CAMPAGNES DE MDCCCVI / ET MDCCCVII. Edge: Plain.

     

    Bramsen 634; Julius 1744; d'Essling 1167; Zeitz 86. Graded NGC MS65. Sublimely glossy brown surfaces, with an alluring underlying luster; a highly attractive specimen.

     

    Napoleon's campaign to the east celebrated key victories after taking the important capitals of Berlin (Prussia), Königsberg (East Prussia), and Warsaw (South Prussia). The inspiration for the reverse of this medal can be seen in the 2nd century Roman marble relief from the Borghese Collection (now in the Louvre) entitled "The Three Tyches."

     

    For cert verification, please follow this NGC link. The 'Top Pop,' and worthy of the connoisseur of Napoleonica.

     

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