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France: CM.126-2017

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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 G. Giberti


Production date: AD 1870

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 24.95 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 6.73 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Napoleon in Prussian helmet, left, smoking small cigar. SEDAN on collar, chain attached.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: obverse

  • Text: VAMPIRE FRANCAIS / 2 DECbre 1851 · SEPbre 1870
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Owl, facing, wings spread, standing on cannon resting upon pile of bones.

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.126-2017
Primary reference Number: 241289
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 16 July 2020 Updated: Wednesday 21 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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