Medal commemorating the camp at Boulogne, and the planned invasion of England, 1804

Medal commemorating the camp at Boulogne, and the planned invasion of England, 1804. Obverse: The Emperor Napoleon I seated on a throne with two attendants standing behind him, handing a medal to a soldier in uniform, with three others, one bearing a staff with the Napoleonic eagle and wreath. Legend: 'HONNEUR LÉGIONAIRE AUX BRAVES DE L'ARMÉE'. Honour of the legion to the brave men of the army). Exergue: 'A BOULOGNE LE XXVIII THERM. AN XII XVI AOUT MDCCCIV'. Reverse: Plan of the camp with numbers, inscription below. Inscription: 'SERMENT. DE L'ARMEE. D'ANGLETERRE A L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON' (The oath of the army for England to the Emperor Napoleon). Below, a list of the positions of cavalry, infantry, flags, legionnaires, officers, etc., according to the numbers on the plan. 'No.1. CAVALLERIE. 2 . INFANTERIES . 3 . GÉNÉREAUX . 4 . DRAPEAUX . 5 . LÉGIONNAIRES . 6 . GARDE DE L'EMPEREUR 7 . MUSICIENS . ET . TBOURS . 8 . ET . MOR . DS . CS . 9 . ET . MOR . GAL 10 . LE TRONE'.

Object Details

ID: MEC0830
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Denon, Vivant; J. Jeuffroy L. Jaley
Places: France
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Planned invasion of England, 1803-1805
Date made: 1804
People: Bonaparte, Napoleon
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 41 mm

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