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Month: September 2016

Artifact: French Napoleon Commemorative Medal

This artfully crafted bronze medal was awarded in 1857 to surviving members of soldier Napoleon Bonaparte’s “Grande Armee” who served between the years of 1792 and 1815. The inscription on the front face of the medal surrounds a profile bust of Bonaparte and reads “Napoleon I Emperour.” Designer Albert Désiré Barre elected to place…