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Ref: 4720

France, Napoleon, Nice to Rome road opened 1807, bronze medal by Gayrard

 

 

Obv: laureate bust of Napoleon right

 

Rev: Vibilia seated by the seashore, her hand resting on a mountain, one foot on the road and the other in the sea

 

 

Condition: Good extremely fine; Diameter: 41mm

 

Reference: Bramsen 690

 

Notes: the road was begun in 1807 and was a coastal route to avoid the mountains, which were impassable in winter. Vibilia was the goddess of the ways and the reverse is based on a denarius of Trajan. The medal was struck in 1813.

 

 

Price: £195

Napoleon, Nice to Rome road 1807, medal
Napoleon, Nice to Rome road 1807, medal

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