Rare Napoleon I Emperor campaign 1792-1815 Medal
LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - PREVIOUSLY OWNED - Very Good condition. Once they are gone, we may not get any more. Sold AS IS (NON-REFUNDABLE)
This medal was instituted on August 12, 1857 by Emperor Napoleon III to ‘honour with a special distinction the soldiers who fought under the flag of France in the great wars of 1792 to 1815’ and awarded to survivors of the wars of Revolution and Empire. It was designed by Désiré-Albert Barre and produced at the Imperial Mint. The medal was nicknamed "the chocolate medal" because of its color. Great addition to any anybody's collection.
Features of the Medal:
- Condition: Very Good (missing the original ribbon) - Has a fare amount of Patina (especially on the back)
- Medal Measures approx. 2.5” x 1” and the box it is displayed in is 4.5" x 2.5" x 1" (top of box not included)
- Front of the medal: Integral imperial crown suspension with a circular central medallion bearing the laurel-crowned head of Napoleon I facing right and circumscribed ‘NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR’ within a circular raised laurel wreath
- Back of the medal: a circular central medallion inscribed ‘A SES COMPAGNONS DE GLOIRE SA DERNIÈRE PENSÉE, SAINTE-HÉLÈNE 5 MAI 1821’ (to his glorious companions his last thought, Saint Helena, 5 May 1821) and circumscribed ‘CAMPAGNES DE 1792 A 1815’ (Campaigns of 1792 to 1815); within a circular raised laurel wreath
NOTE: Over the years we have collected items with historical interest. The majority of our memorabilia is war related and we do not wish to offend anyone. We do not support or condone war but believe that historical items can remind us of our history, teach us about specific moments in time and hopefully prevent us from reliving any manmade horrific times in history. Any items we offer are intended for collectors of memorabilia and hopefully will be used for educational purposes. All of our collectables come from our own private collection via many X-service personnel and government auctions and have included Nazi party, Holocaust, Allgemeine and Waffen SS, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Kamikaze, Japanese, Australian, U.S., British items, etc. We should not forget our past but should endeavor to learn from its mistakes. It is our hope we never forget those that have died as a result of war. May god protect them
LIMITED ITEM: Limited Availability. ONCE THEY ARE GONE WE WILL NOT GET ANY MORE. Usually available for pickup in our store in Las Vegas, or would ship ASAP. The purchaser is responsible for conforming to all applicable Country, State and Local laws. All items with a combined total of $100.00 or any collectable items (one of a kind) will be shipped with SIGNATURE REQUIRED.