About this object

Medal commemorating Napoleon's conquest of Upper Egypt.
Obverse: Bust (antique Memnon) wearing nemes headdress.
Reverse: crocodile chained to palm tree.
Authority: Government of France.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Brunet-Denon, Vivant-Jean; Dubois, Paul-Maurice
  • Place made
    Europe: Western Europe: France
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of John Mather
  • Collector
    John Mather
  • Place collected
    Europe: Western Europe: France
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    x 35 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    Vivant-Jean Brunet-Denon ( Artist/maker); Paul-Maurice Dubois ( Artist/maker); John Mather ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Mayer ( Collector)

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    Collins, Irene

    Author: Collins, Irene
    Publisher: Society of Antiquaries in association with National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
    Date: 1988


Previous owners

  • John Mather

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1873
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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