[France] The Coinage Portrait Fac Simile of his Imperial Majesty Napoleon III, Emperor of the French.From which the Money of the Empire is Struck.
1853 [in image.]
Lithograph, oval 185 x 150mm. 7¼ x 6".
Napoleon III, Emperor of France (1808 – 1873), 3rd son of Louis Bonaparte (1778 - 1846) who was the brother of Napoleon I. After the 1848 revolution, he was elected President of the Republic of France, and after a coup proclaimed Emperor in 1852. Defeated in the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 and subsequently exiled in England, he died in Chislehurst, and is buried at St Michael's Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire. By Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821 - 1895).
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