Medal Foundation of the Quai Desaix, Issued by France, 1800
Minted by Paris Mint
At centre a legend in seven lines: I ER. / CONSUL / BONAPARTE / 2E. CL. CAMBACERES / 3E. CL. LEBRUN / L. BONAPARTE / MINISTRE DE LINTEUR.
At centre, PARIS / FOUNDATION DU QUAI / DESAIX / A LA MEMOIRE DU / GENERAL TUE A / MARINGO; around, 25 MESSIDOR AN VIII DE LA REOUBLIQUE FRANCAISE.
This medal commemorates the laying of the foundation stone for the new Quay at Paris to be called the Quay Desaux after the General of that name killed during a cavalry charge in the Battle of Marengo. The new quay was between the bridge of Notre Dame and the Pont au Change.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
32.59 g (Weight)
Chitty p.29 cf Laskey XVII but different obverse
[Book] Laskey, J. C. Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte., 40 Pages