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Napoleon's small medal. A probable date?

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This medal (27 mm.) is a gift by a friend. He told me that it belonged to his great-grandmother who died about in 1930. Surely it is a common wearing medal, but I should like to know an approximate date.

Is it possible to assume a date between the end of XIX century and the beginning of XX, examining the making and the style?

Thank you



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Looking at the wear to the high points, if it was only used as jewelry and not put in a pocket, it could be quite old.


The body of the Emperor Napoleon was placed in his tomb on April 2nd 1861, perhaps this medal could even date from then.


It is a nice portrait and the wear makes Napoleon look a tragic but resolute figure. A very attractive piece whatever it's age.


Have you seen this Mystery of Napoleon's Death-Mask ?

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