Napoleon in Egypt, 1840 Paris Restrike, Choice Uncirculated

Napoleon in Egypt, 1840 Paris Restrike, Choice Uncirculated

475.00

Medal commemorating the Battle of the Pyramids in 1798, in which Napoleon Bonaparte's forces defeated the Mamluk army and vanquished the final remnants of the old Eqyptian pharonic kingdoms.Julius-626, 41mm, dies by Antoine (de) Bovy, 1841-42 Restrike in Copper by the Paris Mint, edge marked with the "Anchor" privy used during this period. Choice Uncirculated, certified NGC MS-63, the only copy in the Census (Dec. 2018).  Very minor edge marks from contact as typical for a large medal, otherwise no wear or damage. There may be a small contact area atop Napoleon's hair at the highest point of relief, as there is a "bright" spot at this location - likely from being pulled/pushed in and out of an undersized plastic flip. Some light blue toning highlights on surfaces displaying much original reflective surface, some hints of original Red in protected areas. A rare and popular medal with its association to one of France's favorite Sons, and a controversial figure to this day; not often seen outside European shores.  Difficult to price to a lack of sales data, my price based upon other similar Napoleonic medal sales.

NGC 4715567-005

Add To Cart