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Medal - Conquest of Egypt, Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1798 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20824

Summary:
Medal Conquest of Egypt, Issued by Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon I), France, 1798
Artists: D.V. Denon & N. Brenet
Minted by Paris Mint (1809)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 35.33 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: 1798 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Napoleon almost facing (slightly to left) wearing a lotus wreath; on truncation, J. JOUANNIN. F. DENON D.
Reverse Description: Napoleon standing in a triumphal chariot drawn by two camels, richly caparisoned with Egyptian ornaments, on the side of the chariot are suspended two Egyptian quivers with arrows; one full, the other nearly empty; they approach Cleopatra's needle in the foreground, and Pompey's pillar in the background; above, Victory flies to right and crowns Napoleon with a laurel wreath while holding a palm branch; in exergue, L'EGYPTE COQUISE / MDCCXCVII; in tiny letters near rim, BRENET. F. DENON. D.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1798
Mint: Paris (Mint), Paris, France, 1809
Artist: Nicholas Brenet
Artist: D Denon
References: Hennin 879
Laskey X
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 19 Pages

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