Medal commemorating the planned invasion of England

Medal commemorating the planned invasion of England. Obverse: Head of the Emperor Napoleon I laureate (right). Legend: 'NAPOLEON EMP . ET . ROI.' Reverse: Hercules wresting with the giant Antaeus. Legend: 'DESCENTE EN ANGLETERRE.' Exergue: 'FRAPPE A LONDRES EN 1804.' An English of a rare medal struck in France in advance of the invasion. The bar underneath 'DENON DEREXI' on the obverse covers the place where the date '1806' was removed.

Object Details

ID: MEC2905
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Denon, Vivant; Droz, J.P.
Places: France
Date made: 1804; 1806
People: Bonaparte, Napoleon
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 41 mm

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