Medal Battle of Moskowa (or Borodino), Issued by France, 1812.
Artist: Jean Pierre Droz
Minted by Paris Mint

Obverse Description

Laureate head facing right; around, NAPOLEON EMPEREUR ET ROI.; below in small lettering, DROZ F.

Reverse Description

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.

Edge Description



"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"

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