France, Napoleon III 1852-1870. Medal commemorating the gift of a cradle to the emperor's son by the city of Paris, 1856
France, Napoleon III 1852-1870. medal commemorating the gift of a cradle to the emperor's son by the city of Paris, 1856, Bronze 77 mm, weight 211,72 g., Condition aUNC, beautiful bronze patina with luster. A magnificent, very artistic and impressive medal.
Obv: In a field dotted with bees, the imperial cradle on a pedestal with the coat of arms of Paris, inscription in circle: LA VILLE DE PARIS OFFRE A L'EMPEREVR ET A L'IMPERATRICE LE BERCEAV DV PRINCE IMPERIAL
Rev: Imperial eagle supports a newborn sleeping on a pillow, watched over by the crowning Prosperity and Abundance; signatures J. CAVELIER SCULPTEUR - VAUTHIER GALLE GRAVEUR, inscription in circle: PACATVMQVE REGET PATRIIS VIRTVTIBVS ORBEM