Two Framed Gold Napoleonic Commemorative Tokens
Two Framed Gold Napoleonic Commemorative Tokens - Two gold coins encased in a circular plastic housing, with panes of plastic on either side, in a sterling silver frame. One coin celebrates the marriage of Emperor Napoleon and Marie Louise in Paris in 1810 (weighing 3 grams, obverse with the conjoined busts of Napoleon I with laurel wreath crown and a crowned Marie Louise of Austria and engraver marked "ANDRIEU F.", reverse illustrating the couple standing beside each other at the altar and shaking hands, engraver marked "GALLE.", inscribed "NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI." to the left, "M. LOUISE, D'AUTRICHE." to the right and dated "1810" below, 14.8 mm). The other coin celebrates the birth of Napoleon II, "The King of Rome" (weighing 3.7 grams, obverse with the conjoined busts of Napoleon I with laurel wreath crown and a crowned Marie Louise of Austria and engraver marked "ANDRIEU F.", reverse illustrating the newborn Napoleon II, inscribed "NAPOLEON F.J.C." to the left, "ROI DE ROME." to the right and dated "XX MARS MDCCXI." (March 20, 1811) below, 15 mm). The circular frame features a floral motif on the exterior edge, maker marked "ANTHONY", marked "STERLING", hallmarked, with a named inscription in running script on the inside, 66 mm in diameter, with suspension ring and can be taken apart for further examination of the coins. Contact marks on the Birth coin, near extremely fine and better than very fine, respectively.