Gift of the Prince Imperial’s Cot from the City of Paris

Made:
1856 in Paris
maker:
Adrien Vauthier-Gallé
artist:
Pierre-Jules Cavelier

Copper medal to commemorate the birth of Eugene, heir to Napoleon III, 16th March 1856, and presentation of his cradle by the town of Paris, by J Cavalier and Vauthier-Galle, France, 1856. obverse, view of the cot, bees in field, reverse, newborn child on a cushion supported by a Napoleonic eagle, Prosperity and Abundance above watch over him.

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Object Number:
A676530
Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy) and struck
Measurements:
diameter: 77 mm,
thickness: 7 mm
type:
commemorative medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • medal