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France: CM.125-2017

Object information

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Ruler: Napoleon III (1852-70) (Struck in the name of)




Satirical medalet, struck after Napoleon III's defeat by the Prussians at Sedan in 1870

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2017-01-23) by Hodag Enterprises


Production date: AD 1870

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 32.14 mm Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 12.61 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Napoleon in Prussian helmet, left.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: obverse

  • Text: VAMPIRE DE LA FRANCE / SEDAN 2 SEPbre 1870
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Owl on thunderbolt, facing.

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.125-2017
Primary reference Number: 241288
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 16 July 2020 Updated: Wednesday 21 July 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 21 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: CAMFZ
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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