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Medal - From Nice to Rome, Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1807 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34252

Summary:
Medal Route de Nice a Rome 'From Nice to Rome', Issued by Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1807
Artists: Bertrand Andrieu and Ramond Gayrard
Minted by Paris Mint
Statement Of Significance:
"The exergue denotes the place of his departure (Nice) on his going to Rome, for the purpose of taking possession of that city and the ecclesiastical states; or the whole of the reverse may probably allude to his route over dreary mountains and rapid rivers during this peregrination." Laskey, p.155
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 38.1 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: napoleon bonaparte
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: napoleonic
Series: Napoleon Bonaparte
DateEra: 1807 AD
Obverse Description: Laureate head facing right; around, NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI.; on neck truncation, ANDRIEU F.
Reverse Description: The goddess Fortuna seated on a rocky shore, half draped, her left arm rests on a wheel; her right hand hand is placed on top of the highest mountain; in exergue, ROUTE DE NICE A ROME / MDCCCVII; on exergue line in small lettering, GAYRARD F. DENON DIR.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Napoleon Bonaparte, Nice, France, 1807
Artist: Bertrand Andrieu, France, 1807
Artist: Ramond Gayrard, France, 1807
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1807
References: Laskey XCIV
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 154-155 Pages

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