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    a scarce lead antique napoleonic medal - military interest c.1800

    Antique A scarce lead antique Napoleonic Medal - Military Interest C.1800
    • Antique A scarce lead antique Napoleonic Medal - Military Interest C.1800
    • Antique A scarce lead antique Napoleonic Medal - Military Interest C.1800
    • Antique A scarce lead antique Napoleonic Medal - Military Interest C.1800

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    A scarce lead antique Napoleonic Medal - Military Interest C.1800

     
    Ref: ANDRIEU, Bertrand: France, 1800, Lead - coppered
    Obv: Napoleon on horse with lightning bolts and mountainous backdrop
    Exergue: PASSAGE DU G.D S.T BERNARD LE XXV FLOREAL AN VIII.
    Rev: Uniface
    Signed: ANDRIEU. F.
    Lead-filled bronze cliché, part of boxed set
    Floreal is the 8th month of the calendar of the first French republic (April 20 to May 19).
    Ref: Bramsen 35; Julius 788; TN 76.7; Jones, "Art of the Medal", 101/259; Weiss BW396
     
    Circa 1800
     
    Good Antique Condition with light wear to the highlights as expected
     
    2.5 inches (68cm) dia approx
     
    Price includes safe UK shipping - safe International shipping at cost
     
    Significance
    "From mount St. Bernard the army began to meet with difficulties, which might have been thought insurmountable, but enthusiasm conquered them all. They had to draw their artillery along narrow paths, in many places almost perpendicular; and over mountains of snow; a very small force would have arrested their progress, but they met no opposition.
     
    They reached St. Peter near the great mountain St. Bernard, on the 15th May, General Berthier acting as Bonaparte's lieutenant. The whole park of artillery was collected there. The mountain they had to pass over was 1800 feet above the level of the sea; all wild and barren, a vast extent of snow and ice, mingled with a terrific silence. Over this frightful mountain the
    mind of Bonaparte conceived the possibility of passing his army with all its artillery, baggage, &c. Obstacles almost invincible presented themselves, but all was foreseen by the genius who conceived the enterprise, and contrived every thing to carry it into execution. " Laskey p.28
     
    FRANCE. Bonaparte Crossing the Alps Medal Cliché, 1800. Lead-backed Copper, 68mm. By Bertrand Andrieu. Bonaparte on horse hurling Jupiter's lightning bolts, Passage of the St. Bernard Pass leading to the great victory of Marengo. With domed glass cover. Uncirculated. (125-175)

    Maker/Artist:
    ANDRIEU, Bertrand
    Materials:
    Lead & Copper
    Width (cm):
    68
    Depth (cm):
    68
    Price: £155.00

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