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Bramsen 1126. Bapteme du Roi de Rome, 1811.
Obv. Laureate head of Napoleon left.
Rev. Napoleon, whole length, standing, his head encircled with a laurel wreath, full dress, richly embroidered, the imperial mantle over his shoulders; he is holding the infant with both hands in an elevated situation, as if about to plunge him in an elegant font below; on the top of the font is a Capenduncula, across which lies a branch of myrtle, also a small coffer or acerra, used for holding the incense, surmounted on the top with a cross; against the plinth of the font rests a large book ( the Bible ), on the cover of which a cross; behind the Emperor, on the right, a chair of state, the front ornamented with the initial letter N, within a laurel wreath ANDRIEU FECIT in Ex BAPTEME DU ROI DE ROME M.DCCCXI

AE68. Struck in 1814-15, the original 1811 strike had a different obverse.
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Dave A  [Oct 15, 2007 at 01:07 PM]
A real beauty! I really enjoy seeing your collection of medals.
Noah  [Oct 15, 2007 at 08:54 PM]
Stunning is the word that comes to mind...or amazing...or ourstanding...or, well you get the picture
Cleisthenes  [Oct 16, 2007 at 12:30 AM]
Beautiful, just Beautiful!
Noah  [Jan 01, 2010 at 11:50 AM]
Again, my asolute favorite medal in your medallic collection...
kc  [Nov 21, 2010 at 02:20 AM]
Wonderful medal!!!