elverno Posted August 20, 2006 Report Share Posted August 20, 2006 1811 Naissance du roi de Rome, France Bramsen 1102 d'Essling 1344 18mm Link Napoleon and Marie-Louise produced a child in near record time. He was named King of Rome, probably to the chagrin of Eugene who was Viceroy of Italy at the time. The reverse of this medal was engraved in 1809 at the time France annexed the Papal States. This is a restrike dating from 1845-1860, meaning there is a pointing hand and CUIVRE on the edge. Bramsen 1092 d'Essling 1337 Laskey CXXIV Milan 754 14mm Link 14mm Link Bramsen 1100 Laskey CXXIII d'Essling 1336 32mm Link Bramsen 1091 d'Essling 1335 Laskey CXXII 41mm Link The final step before hardening the dies of a new medal was striking it in lead, as in this example. Laskey CXX Bramsen 1099 d'Essling 1343 41mm Link Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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