Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.354
Date: 
1869
Medium: 
Bronze, leather, velvet, brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 75.7mm (3 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse center below bust: "A BORREL"; reverse left "A BORREL", right "1869".
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing left-facing bust-length profile; legend: "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR". Reverse shows female figure holding staff and lightning bolts over reclining dragon; legend: "EXPEDITION CHINE ET DE COCHINCHINE"; in exerg.: "1860-1862". In hinged green leather presentation box lined in red velvet, with brass clasp.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group