★ medal of the finest style ★
France, First Republic. Napoléon Bonaparte, as General de l'armée d'Italie. Medal dated 9 July 1797. (Silver, 47.78 mm, 45.58 g). Dies by Vassallo and Salwrick. ALL’ITALICO Bust left in uniform with broidered collar, long hair flowing to the shoulders; on the bust cut, H VASSALLO. Rev. L’INSUBRIA LIBERA Peace holding an olive branch in the act of attending France, with crested helmet, while posing a phrigian cap on Lombardy head; a small genius holds Lombardy by hand. On the exergue line, right, J S F (Salwerick Josef). At the exergue, IX LUGLIO MDCCLXXXXVII. Julius 556; Essling 710; Millin 14, tav. V; Dani 11; Zeitz -. Near Mint State; beautiful old cabinet tone. Very Rare in silver.
Commemoration of the foundation of the Cisalpine Republic.