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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Brenet, Nicolas Guy Antoine, born 1773 - died 1846 (maker)
    Depaulis, Alexis, Joseph, born 1792 - died 1867 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R, C.S.E, Surgeon- Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

  • Museum number:

    2004-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts the return of Napoleon from Elba, represented by an eagle flying with a thunderbolt in its talons. The inscription in the exergue reads 'XXVI February MDCCCXV.' (26 February 1815). On the reverse side Mercury is shown flying with a scroll labelled 'To Arms' with the legend 'Declaration of the Congress of Vienna' and the date 'XIII March' (13th March) in the exergue.

This medal is the thirty-second in James Mudie's series of forty 'National Medals' struck in 1820 to commemorate British victories in George III's reign. They commemorate the events of the Napoleonic period, from a British perspective.

The medals were sold individually or in sets contained within a leather bound case in the form of a book.

Physical description

Medal, (Mudie's Series No. 32) Obv., the return of Napoleon from Elba, represented by an eagle flying with a thunderbolt in its talons. In the exergue, 'XXVI February MDCCCXV.' (16th February 1815). Rev., Mercury flying with a scroll, labelled 'To Arms.' Legend, 'Declaration of the Congress of Vienna.' In the exergue, 'XIII March.' Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Br.' for brenet, 'Dep.' for Depaulis.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Brenet, Nicolas Guy Antoine, born 1773 - died 1846 (maker)
Depaulis, Alexis, Joseph, born 1792 - died 1867 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.62 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon-Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, return of Napoleon from Elba

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1877, London, 1877. p.190

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Eagle

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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