Medal Battle of Moskowa (or Borodino), Issued by France, 1812.
Artist: Jean Pierre Droz
Minted by Paris Mint
Laureate head facing right; around, NAPOLEON EMPEREUR ET ROI.; below in small lettering, DROZ F.
At left, Hercules, draped in lion skin, raisin his club to batter an enemy who is raising a stone to throw at Hercules, at right a third figure flees holding a wound in his back; fallen warriors at their feet; the French eagle flies above grasping a fulmen in it's talons; in exergue, BATAILLE DE LA MOSKOWA / 7 SEPTEMBRE 1812; in small lettering near rim at left, I. P. DROZ F.
"The Battle of Borodino (French: Bataille de la Moskova), fought on September 7, 1812, was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia and all Napoleonic Wars, involving more than 250,000 troops and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Borodino
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
53.8 g (Weight)
[Book] Laskey, J. C. Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte., 201 Pages