1063716 | FRANCE. First Empire, Napoleon Bonaparte. (Emperor, 1804-1814, 1815). 1806 Bronzed AE Medal. PCGS SP64. By Droz and Jaley. 40mm. 35.9gm. NAPOLEON - EMP. ET ROI. Bust of Napoleon I, right / • BATAILLE (sun) D'AUSTERLITZ • · II · DEC · M · DCCCV XI · FRIM · AN · XIV ·. Winged lightning, topped by a statue of the Emperor, date in Roman numerals and JALEY F in cartouche below. Bramsen 445 variant (Obverse die by Droz); Julius 1448; E.-1104.
Struck to commemorate French victories at the Battle of Austerlitz.
Ex ANPB Collection (Varesi 64, 29 April 2014), lot 176; Includes old auction ticket.
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The Battle of Austerlitz (2 December 1805), also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of the most important and decisive engagements of the Napoleonic Wars. It is widely regarded as the greatest victory achieved by Napoleon in which the Grand Army of France annihilated a larger Russian and Austrian army led by Tsar Alexander I and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II.