Battle of Marengo Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3271
Date: 
1800-1804
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "BRENET" Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "H.AUGUSTE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Napoleon facing left with legend above: "BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DE LA REP.FRANCE."; inscription below bust: "BATAILLE DE MARENGO./25 ET 26 PRAIRIAL/AN 8."; all within laurel wreath. Reverse bears inscription: "LE PREMIER CONSUL/COMMANDANT/L'ARMEE DE RESERVE/EN PERSONNE:/ENFANS/RAPPELLEZ-VOUS/QUE MON HABITUDE EST/DE COUCHER SUR LE CHAMP/DE BATAILLE."
Gallery Label: 
This medal commemorates Napoleon's victory over Austria in the Battle of Marengo in 1800.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group