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Medal - Laocoon Gallery, Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1804 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34329

Summary:
Medal, Museum of Napoleon, Laocoon Gallery, by Andrieu, Issued by France, 1804.
Minted in Paris
Statement Of Significance:
One of two medals depicting galleries of the Musee Francaise used to show objects brought to France by Napoleon.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)

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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: Commemorative
DateEra: 1804 AD
Obverse Description: Laureate head of Napoleon facing right; below, ANDRIEU F.
Reverse Description: An internal perspective view of the hall used for the reception of the antique statue of the Laocoon depicted at the far back; at sides are the statue of Pallas de Velletri and the colossal Ceres, the busts of Serapis and Minerva, the statue of Bacchus, &c.; in exergue, MUSEE NAPOLEON; on exergue line in small lettering, ANDRIEU F. DENON D.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Napoleon Bonaparte, France
Artist: Bertrand Andrieu
References: Laskey No. XXXII
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 65 Pages

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