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Couronnement de Napoléon

€49.00
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Diameter 41 mm
Metal MONETARY BRONZE
Weight 39 g
Historical medalNapoleon is a member of this lineage of heads of state who used the medal as instrument of basis of the power and the propaganda. This is the way numerous are the archives which represent the acts of war and the politics depicting ...
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Couronnement de Napoléon
€49.00

    Description

    Historical medal
    Napoleon is a member of this lineage of heads of state who used the medal as instrument of basis of the power and the propaganda. This is the way numerous are the archives which represent the acts of war and the politics depicting the napoleonic period. Realized in his lifetime, effigies were after his death intended to maintain Napoleon's legend. Napoleon 1st is also and above all a charismatic figure symbolizing the French Empire, known for his quotations (as that of the battle of Pyramids) and his called atypical hat the " Small hat ".

    Guarantees
    Monnaie de Paris is the oldest institution of France, fully qualified teacher of the label « Entreprise du patrimoine vivant » and « Joaillerie de France ». Leaning on the excellence and the ancestral character of its techniques, the creative craftsmen draw, engrave, knock, print, polish and gild. They immortalize the tradition of the struck medal, the unique and specific know-how, marked with an awl, the horn of plenty, parking of the origin and the authenticity.

    Medals, unique creations of Monnaie de Paris

    Monnaie de Paris is registered the history and the French culture in the noble metal. Craftsmen engravers immortalize and develop a know-how, a fruit of a tradition of 12 centuries. The heart of job by the Parisian workshops is the monetary strike. This technique is transposed into the manufacturing of medals and constitutes the exceptional character. All the medals are manufactured, created to celebrate and commemorate an event of the life.

    The Collection

    2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Napoléon death on Saint Helena island and on this occasion, Monnaie de Paris celebrate the legacy of this period of history with an original and innovative coin collection.

    In this bicentenary year of Napoleon I’s passing away, we wanted to highlight one of the graphic icons of the Napoleonic era: the bicorn. We used it in several forms and made it a real "communication" vector. Indeed, on several products, it is a real mise en abyme where the bicorn is the object that carries the allegories and symbols of the Napoleonic heritage, whether civil or military!

    Engraver word
    painting austerlitz
    painting Napoleon crossing the alps
    Painting Napoleon at Arcole bridge

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.