Medal - Baptism of the King of Rome, France, 1811 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33425

Medal Baptism of the King of Rome, 1811 (late strike), Issued by France.
Artist: Bertrand Andrieu and B. Lafitte
Minted by Paris Mint
Statement Of Significance:
The stamped edge indicates a late strike, in this case 1880-1901. This die combination was not used as part of the original commemorative issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 68 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: napoleonic
Series: Napoleon Bonaparte
Obverse Description: Full length figure of Napoleon, laureate, full dress, richly embroidered, the imperial mantle over his shoulders and sheathed sword; he holds the infant with both hands in an elevated situation, above an elegant font; on the top of the font is a Capenduncula, across which lies a branch of myrtle, to right, a small coffer (used for holding incense) surmounted by a cross; against the plinth of the font rests a Bible, on the cover, a cross; behind the Emperor, a chair of state ornamented with the letter N within a laurel wreath; in exergue, BAPTEME DU ROI DE ROME / M.DCCCXI; in small lettering near rim above left end of exergue line, the artist's name, ANDRIEU FECIT; on left side of exergue line, LAFITTE DEL.
Reverse Description: Laureate head of Napoleon facing left, on neck truncation, ANDRIEU F.; no legend
Edge Description: Stamped: (Cornucopia) BRONZE
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, (1880 - 1901)
Artist: Bertrand Andrieu, France
Artist: B Lafitte, France, (1850 - 1900)
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, (1880 - 1901)
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 196 Pages

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