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Napoleonic Medal 1807 Trial Strike

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Obv: Napoleon EMP.ET.ROI. By DROZ FECIT. DENON DIREX MDCCCVI. Rev: VICTORIAE MANENTI. BATAILLE DE PREUSS EYLAU VIII FEVRIER MDCCCVII. By BRENET. 40MM Tin or lead Trial strike. Note the obverse is dated 1806 whereas the reverse is dated 1807. The battle was in effect a bloody draw, but the French were left in possession of the battlefield, after the Russians withdrew overnight. This explains about the obverse die by Droz which was replaced later by one by Adrieu Napoleonic Website (elverno's) The Mint must have been in a real rush to produce this medal, else why use an obverse die that was all ready cracked.

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