France, Napoleon, 54mm copper Tribute medal, 1821, by Thomason and Jones, (Bramsen 1851; Essling 1678; Julius 3734) 64 grams. More commonly found in white metal.
Obverse: Napoleon facing right, EMPEROR NAPOLEON, all within wreath, DIED 5 MAY BURIED IN RUPERTS VALLEY ST HELENA 9 MAY 1821,
Reverse: biographical details in 36 lines, BORN 15 AUG. 1769. GEN. AT THE SIEGE OF TOULON 1793. COMMANDED THE ARMY OF ITALY 1796. BATT OF LODI: CASTIGLIONI & ARCOLA 1796. SAILED FOR EGYPT 20 MAY 1798. RET. 7 OCT. 1799. DISOLVED THE CONVENTIONAL GOV. 9 NOV. 1799. DECLARED FIRST CONSUL 10 NOV. 1799. PASSED MT ST BERNARD 15 MAR. BATT OF MARANGO 16 JUNE 1800, THE CICALPINE REPUBLIC PLACED UNDER HIS GOV. 26 JAN. 1802. THE LEGION OF HONOR INSTITUTED 15 MAY 1802. DECLARED CONSUL FOR LIFE 2. AUG. 1802. CONQUERED HANOVER 5 JUNE 1803. DECLARED EMPEROR 18 MAY. CROWNED BY THE POPE 19 NOV. 1804. DELCARED KING OF ITALY 26 MAI 1805 CAPTURED MACKS ARMY AT ULM 20 OCT. ENTERED VIENNA 13 NOV. 1805. BATTLE OF AUSTERLITZ 2 DEC. 1805. CONFEDERATION OF THE RHINE PUBLISHED 27 JULY 1806. BATTLE OF JENA 14 OCT. ENTERED BERLIN 27 OCT. 1806. SURRENDER OF MADRID 4 DEC. 1808. ENT VIENNA 10 MAY. BATT. OF ESLING 22 MAY & OF WAGRAM 6 JULY 1809. MARRIED M. LOUISA DAUGHTER OF THE EMP. FRANCIS II. MAR. 11, 1810. HOLLAND & THE HANSE TOWNS ANNEXED TO THE FR. EMP. 9 JULY 1810. KING OF ROME BORN 20 AUG. 1811. ENT MOSCOW 14 SEP. EVACUATED IT 22 OCT. RET. TO PARIS 18 DEC. 1812. BATTLE OF LEIPSIG 18 OCT. 1812. ALLIES PASSED THE RHINE 4 JAN. & ENT. PARIS 31 MAR. 1814. ABDICATED THE THRONE OF FRANCE 11 AP. 1814 DECLARED EMP. OF ELBA BY THE ALLIES 11 AP. 1814. ARRIVED AT ELBA 8 MAY 1814. RET. TO FRANCE 1 MAR. ENT. PARIS. 20 MAR 1815. BATTLE OF WATERLOO 18 JUNE 1815. ABDICATED IN FAVOUR OF HIS SON 22 JUNE 1815. SURREND. HIMSELF TO ENG. 18 JULY 1815. SENT TO S. HELENA 7 AUG. 1815. ARRIVED AT S. HELENA 15 OCT. 1815.
Struck at the Birmingham UK works of Edward Thomason and designed by British medallist, Charles Jones. According to R.N.P. Hawkins in his, A Dictionary of Makers of British Metallic Tickets, Checks, Medalets, Tallies and Counters, The "D" in THOMASON & JONES. D is for designed by.
Charles Jones, British Medallist. In the early stages of his career (1821-33) he was listed as a goldsmith and silversmith, medallist, general West and East India Agent operating a shop at 23 & 24 New St, in which James Bisset's Museum of Curiosities had previously operated. His business was known as Παντεχνήθηκα (Pantechnetheke or a place where may be had works of all arts). He later (1833-43) described himself as a manufacturer of patent and other guns and pistols and a general medallist.