Commemorative Medal; Napoleon's Conquest of Egypt


French medal commemorating Napoleon's conquest of Lower Egypt, year 7. Obverse: Recumbent male represents the river Nile, its tributaries are represented by children playing, one with a crocodile, the Nile is leaning on a sphinx and supports a figure representing fecundity and holds a wheat sheaf. Inscription beneath reads: CONQUÊTE DE LA BONNE EGYPTE. ANS VII. Reverse: Giza Pyramids. Authority: Government of France. Maker: Brunet-Denon, Vivant-Jean; Galle, Andre.