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Napoleon I - Bicentenary of his passing away
legion of honour Blister - yellow metal 34mm

€9.50
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal NORDICGOLD
Weight 15.8 g
Mintage 10000
Qualité Uncirculated
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 ...
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Napoleon I - Bicentenary of his passing away legion of honour Blister yellow metal 34mm | Monnaie de Paris
legion of honour Blister - yellow metal 34mm
€9.50

    Description

    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.

    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.

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