Medal Mariage de l'Empereur, 'Marriage of Napoleon', Issued by France, 1810
Artists: Bertrand Andrieu and Nicholas Guy Antoine Brenet
Minted by Paris Mint

Obverse Description

Conjoined heads of Napoleon, laureate, and Maria Louisa, diademed, facing right; below, ANDRIEU F.

Reverse Description

Napoleon and Maria Louisa standing before an altar, he in Roman Imperial costume, laureate and with the paludamentum clasped over his right shoulder; their right hands are joined, and his left hand on her shoulder in the attitude of conducting her to the altar at left, on which burns the vestal flame: on the plinth of the circular altar are represented the bow and quiver of arrows of Cupid with the torch of Hymen; around, NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI. M. LOUISE D'AUTRICHE.; in exergue, I AVRIL MDCCCX.; below in small lettering, BRENET F. DENON D

Edge Description



"By this marriage, Napoleon became related to the Emperor of Austria, as his son-in-law, nephew to the Archduke Charles, great nephew to the Queen of Naples, first cousin to Ferdinand the Vllth of Spain, and to the Prince Regent of Portugal, besides being cousin to the amiable Duchess of Angouleme, as well as related to the present reigning family of France" Laskey p. 186

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