In 2021, we will celebrate the bicentenary of the passing away of Napoleon I. This year will therefore be truly "Napoleon Year"celebrated in France and internationally. We obviously couldn't miss this eventand wanted to celebrate it not only from several angles of the heritage of this period of French history but also through our different know how.
This blister pays tribute to Napoleon before he became Emperor of the French. On the face is a representation of Napoleon as First Consul, taken from the painting"Bonaparte au pont d'Arcole" by Antoine-Jean Gros (1796).
This mini-medal is adorned with a representation of the first Legion of Honour,instituted by Napoleon in 1802, to reward merit and eminent services rendered to the nation. This decoration remains today the highest French military andcivilian distinction.
The reverseof the blister is numbered and includes a small text on the Legion of Honour.