1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s Assassination Attempt Commemorative Medal by Henri Auguste

World Coins - 1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s Assassination Attempt Commemorative Medal by Henri Auguste
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1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s survival of the assassination attempt on Christmas Eve 1800, by Henri Auguste (signed H.AUGUSTE on the truncation). Obverse: AMOUR DU PEUPLE FRANCAIS POUR LE PREMIER CONSUL. (The love of the French peoplefor the First Consul) -- Uniformed bust facing left. // Obverse exergue: ATTENTAT / A LA VIE DE BONAPARTE 3 NIVOSE AN 9. DE LA REP. (The attempt on the life of Bonaparte, 24 December 1800) // Reverse: LES CITOYENS / VOLENT ENFOULE VERS LUI. / AMIS / CE N’EST PAS A MOI / QU’IL FAUT VENIR: / QU’ON AILLE /QU’ON AILLE AU SECOURS / DES MALHEURREUX / QUE LA MACHINE INFERNALE / A PUFRAPPER. (A crowd of citizens rush to him. “Friends, it is not I to whom you should come; go and help those unfortunates whom the infernal machine was able to hit”. -- Ten line legend. Uncirculated, bronze, 50.36 mm, 64.40 gm, plain smooth edge with no mint marks, stamped with the word BRONZE. This medal is an official 1960’s re-strike bythe French Mint of the original 1800’s medal. Bramsen #76. 
 
Note: This medal commemorates Napoleon's survival of an assassination attempt on Christmas Eve 1800 when a bomb made from a barrel filled with gun power and shrapnel was placed on a wagon and exploded just after Napoleon had passed by.  Estimates were that 52 people were either killed or wounded by the explosive device that became known as the “Infernal Machine”.
World Coins - 1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s Assassination Attempt Commemorative Medal by Henri Auguste
World Coins - 1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s Assassination Attempt Commemorative Medal by Henri Auguste
World Coins - 1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s Assassination Attempt Commemorative Medal by Henri Auguste
World Coins - 1800 France – Napoleon – Napoleon’s Assassination Attempt Commemorative Medal by Henri Auguste
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US$ 145.00
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  • CHF 143.56
  • CAD 186.45

Quotazione: 12/11/17

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