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Emperor Napoleon medal
  • Andrieu & Direx
  • Emperor Napoleon medal, 1805
  • Where object was made: France
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 4 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0012

Recto: Head of male figure set in profile (identified as Emperor Napoleon). Man is wearing a laurel wreath.

Verso: Mythical male figure wearing toga and standing with a small child. Child is wearing a cloak. In his right hand, male holds a staff with snake wrapped around, resembling the Staff of Asclepius. Text on both right and left side of image.