Napoleon Medallion, "Passage du Grand Saint-Bernard", after Bertrand Andrieu. The image is of Napoleon on horseback with a thunderbolt in his right hand. The medallion is inset within a turned wooden plaque.
The date on the medallion is written as per the French Revolutionary Calendar year 8, 25 Floreal, which translates as May 15th 1800. This uniface medallion is a thin lead version and would date to the first quarter of the 19th century.
This medallion celebrates the crossing of the Alps from France into Italy of La Grande Armee, led by Napoleon Bonaparte and General Berthier in May 1800. This was an extremely difficult crossing, made even harder with snow and the amount of artillery and equipment that had to be hauled. This crossing was followed in June by The Battle of Marengo.
In excellent condition with age related patina.
Approximate medallion diameter is 5.5 cm.
Approximate plaque diameter is 11 cm.
Approximate total weight is 53 grams.