Struck AE Portrait Medal: Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte
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Struck AE Portrait Medal: Louis-Napoleon BonaparteHierarchical level:Item (Accession level)Date:ca. 1850.Reference:Accession number: 00001M, 1973-031 X PICType of material:Objects (including medals and pins)Found in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:2850700Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsDate(s):ca. 1850.Place:France:Place of creation:FranceExtent:1 medal : bronze ; 063.57 gr
Support 0.000 x mmLanguage of material:FrenchScope and content:A bronze medal commemorating the 1848 election of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte as President of the French Second Republic.
The obverse side of the medal displays a portrait bust of Bonaparte. This particular portrait was also used on the early coinage of the French Second Empire from 1852 through until 1864, and displays Bonaparte first as President and then as Emperor Napoleon III after the coup d'etat of late 1852.
The reverse side of this medal is engraved with the date and office of Napoleon's election.Additional name(s):Additional information:Source:Private
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