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Medal - Capitulation of Mantua, Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1797 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34151

Summary:
Medal Capitulation of Mantua, Issued by Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I), France, 1797
Artist: Lavy
Minted by Paris Mint (?)
Statement Of Significance:
The fall of Mantua after a siege that lasted from 3 June 1796 to 30 Jan 1797, ended the French conquest of northern Italy. Bonaparte reportedly took many art treasures kept in the churches, libraries and museums of Mantua as 'compensation' for the cost of the war.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 40.29 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: Historical
DateEra: 1798 AD
Obverse Description: The personification of Mantuawearing a mural crown standing facing left presents the city key to a Roman soldier wearing a Corinthian helmet and holding a shield and spear; in the background, an aqueduct leading to the city walls; in exergue, REDDITION DE MANTOUE; the artist's name, LAVY, at right of exergue line
Reverse Description: At top, a closed wreath; below wreath A L'ARMEE D'ITALIE / VICTORIEUSE; below , a thunderboltemiting lightnuing; below, LOI / DU 24 . PLUVIOSE / AN 5ME. R.
Edge Description: Plain (no edge inscription 'BONEPARTE GENERAL EN CHIEF' )
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Napoleon Bonaparte, France, 1797
Artist: Carlo Lavy
References: Henin 784

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