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50 francs: CM.2913-2003

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Napoleon III (1852-70) (Struck in the name of)




History note: From the estate of Dr David J. de Sola Rogers (1946-99).

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 10.5 mm
Image(width): 10.4 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2003-11-25) by Withers, Paul


Uncertain 1967 CE - 1990 CE

Components of the work

Object composed of gold

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Laureate head of Napoleon III right

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Shield bearing eagle facing on perch head left, all under royal robes and crown on crossed sceptres

  • Text: EMPIRE FRANÇAIS // 50 / FR // 1862
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.2913-2003
Primary reference Number: 158940
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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