Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
JOSEPHINE, EMPRESS AND QUEEN
ANDRIEU, Bertrand: France, 1805, Lead-filled Bronze, 68
Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), Consort of Napoleon I, was empress of the French from 1804 to 1809. She married Napoleon in 1796 but her extravagance and inability to bear him a son caused Napoleon to obtain an annulment of their marriage in 1809. Her daughter Hortense was the mother of Napoleon III.
LINK to Napoleonic Medals (Vern McCrea)
LINK to Medallic History of Napoleonic Medals (from Fortiter)
LINK to Napoleonic Medals (from Blackwatch)