France. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Br medal commemorating the conquest of Illyria, 1809
- KOD: 4605214RMA
France. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Br medal commemorating the conquest of Illyria, 1809, by Bertrand Andrieu and Alexis J. Depaulis, Bramsen 879, Bronze 40 mm, weight 42,80 g., Condition aUNC, beautiful lustrous brown patina, small edge nick
A beautiful commemorative medal from the Napoleonic wars, a real gem in the collection of any enthusiast of the Emperor of the French.
Significance of the conquest of Illyria: In the expose of Count Montalvet, he says, "the Illyrian provinces cover Italy, give her a direct communication with Dalmatia, procure us a point of immediate contact with the Empire of Constantinople, which it must be the wish and intention of France for so many reasons to support and protect." Laskey p. 175