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Battle of Marengo Medal
Date: 1800-1804
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 15/16 in. (5 cm)
Place made: Europe, France
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Napoleon facing left with legend above: "BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL DE LA REP.FRANCE."; inscription below bust: "BATAILLE DE MARENGO./25 ET 26 PRAIRIAL/AN 8."; all within laurel wreath. Reverse bears inscription: "LE PREMIER CONSUL/COMMANDANT/L'ARMEE DE RESERVE/EN PERSONNE:/ENFANS/RAPPELLEZ-VOUS/QUE MON HABITUDE EST/DE COUCHER SUR LE CHAMP/DE BATAILLE."
Object Number: INV.3271
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "BRENET" Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "H.AUGUSTE"

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This medal commemorates Napoleon's victory over Austria in the Battle of Marengo in 1800.