Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Gold medal awarded to Firmin Didot by First Consul Napoléon Bonaparte

Gold medal awarded to Firmin Didot by First Consul Napoléon Bonaparte

- 1800

Napoléon awarded this medal to the publisher Firmin Didot during the first industrial exhibition he sponsored to encourage French manufacturing, held at the Louvre in 1801. The medal represents a character with Phrygian cap (France) surrounded with different symbols: a plow for agriculture; a paddle for navigation; a compass for industry; and a caduceus for trade. It is engraved with the words “Encouragement and reward to the industry.”

Historical Provenance - Firmin Didot family collection

22-carat gold



Vtg. WWII Named US Army 100th Chemical Mortar Bn. Italian Made Bullion Patch + picture

Vtg. WWII Named US Army 100th Chemical Mortar Bn. Italian Made Bullion Patch +

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Named WWI U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE ITALIAN AVIATOR TRAINING MEDAL PILOT WING Bomber picture

Named WWI U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE ITALIAN AVIATOR TRAINING MEDAL PILOT WING Bomber

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Napoleon Army Corporal GRENADIER Porcelain Figurine Italian Sculpture Rare Decor picture

Napoleon Army Corporal GRENADIER Porcelain Figurine Italian Sculpture Rare Decor

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WW2 Extremely Scarce Polish 1st Grenadier Division Combat Breast Badge – Italian picture

WW2 Extremely Scarce Polish 1st Grenadier Division Combat Breast Badge – Italian

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Italian Royal Army 1849/1878 Cavalry  h e l m e t  headgear original extr. rare picture

Italian Royal Army 1849/1878 Cavalry h e l m e t headgear original extr. rare

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EXTREMELY LARGE WWII 1943 Italian Theater U.S. Army Operational Planning Map picture

EXTREMELY LARGE WWII 1943 Italian Theater U.S. Army Operational Planning Map

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