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Medal commemorating the planned invasion of England

MEC2905
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Collection Coins and medals, Commemorative medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Bonaparte, Napoleon

Object details:

Object ID MEC2905
Description Medal commemorating the planned invasion of England. Obverse: Head of the Emperor Napoleon I laureate (right). Legend: 'NAPOLEON EMP . ET . ROI.' Reverse: Hercules wresting with the giant Antaeus. Legend: 'DESCENTE EN ANGLETERRE.' Exergue: 'FRAPPE A LONDRES EN 1804.' An English of a rare medal struck in France in advance of the invasion. The bar underneath 'DENON DEREXI' on the obverse covers the place where the date '1806' was removed.
Date made 1806

Artist/Maker Denon, Vivant
Droz, J.P.
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bronze
Measurements Overall: 41 mm
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  • Medal commemorating the planned invasion of England (MEC2905)
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