Obverse by Bertrand ANDRIEU, reverse by André GALLE.
Napoléon I (1769-1821), Empereur de France
Napoleon I (1769-1821), Emperor of France
designed 1807, early strike
medal and plaquette
Dimensions (HxWxD): D. 1 9⁄16 in.
laureate bust right; legend: •NAPOLEON EMP.ET ROI. (Napoleon, emperor and king); in exergue: ANDRIEU F•DENON•DIR•
In a field littered with bodies, a soldier, nude except his helmet and drapery over his shoulders, placing his sword with his right hand into his scabbard held in his left; a sapling is shown right; legend: BATAILLE DE FRIEDLAND XIV JUIN MDCCCVII (Battle of Friedland 14 June 1807) in exergue; GALLE F•
Acc. No.: 1974.165
Credit Line: Gift of Vernon and Sandra Hall
Photo credit: ph. courtesy Chazen Museum of Art, Madison