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Medal - Battle of Moskowa (or Borodino), Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1812 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34296

Summary:
Medal Battle of Moskowa (or Borodino), Issued by France, 1812.
Artist: Jean Pierre Droz
Minted by Paris Mint
Statement Of Significance:
"The Battle of Borodino (French: Bataille de la Moskova), fought on September 7, 1812, was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia and all Napoleonic Wars, involving more than 250,000 troops and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Borodino
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 53.8 g (Weight)

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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
DateEra: 1812 AD
Obverse Description: Laureate head facing right; around, NAPOLEON EMPEREUR ET ROI.; below in small lettering, DROZ F.
Reverse Description: At left, Hercules, draped in lion skin, raisin his club to batter an enemy who is raising a stone to throw at Hercules, at right a third figure flees holding a wound in his back; fallen warriors at their feet; the French eagle flies above grasping a fulmen in it's talons; in exergue, BATAILLE DE LA MOSKOWA / 7 SEPTEMBRE 1812; in small lettering near rim at left, I. P. DROZ F.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Napoleon Bonaparte, Moscow, France
Artist: Jean Droz
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 201 Pages

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