I blame @DonnaML in particular for planting this idea in my head!
This was another case of missing my main target, winning a lesser target, and realizing halfway through the "Medieval & World" section that I should see what else could tag along since I was already on the hook for paying $20+ shipping. Bidding was extremely weak on both of these and I won both.
#1 42mm, 41.14g
AE Medal of the French Consulate with Napoleon, Cambaceres, and Lebrun as Consuls
Commemorating the placement of the foundation stone in the Colonne Vendôme by Lucien Bonaparte, 14 July 1800
Obv: BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / CAMBACÉRÈS SECOND CONSUL LEBRUN TROISME. CONSUL DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, Bust of Napoleon in military coat right, DUVIVER on truncation
Rev: LE PEUPLE FRANÇAISE À SES DÉFENSEURS / PREMIERE PIERRE DE LA COLONNE NATIONL. POSÉE PAR LUCIEN BONAPARTE MINISTRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR 25 MESSIDOR AN 8 14 JUILLET 1800
The medal comes from just a few months after Napoleon's rise to power - before he stylized himself as Emperor. The reverse names Lucien Bonaparte as Minister of the Interior, a post he held from 1799 until 1800, when he resigned and moved to Spain after a falling out with his brother, and the two maintained an uneasy relationship for the rest of their lives. I was confused at first about why the medal mentions the Column when construction wasn't started until 1806 - but a little further digging revealed that the initial column was started in 1800 but then abandoned for six years.
I particularly like the somewhat rough, "hand made" appearance of this medal - the inscriptions were obviously punched one letter at a time, and almost none of them are perfectly in line with each other.
#2 52mm, 72.81g
Gilt AE medal celebrating the return of Napoleon's remains to France, and advertising the book by L. Vivien which is referenced on the title. Dies by Montagny, 1844.
Obv: HIST. DE LA REVOLUTION, DE L'EMPIRE DE LA RESTAURATION ET DE LA MON. DE 1830. / PUBLIÉ PAR POURRAT FRÈRES A PARIS., Laureate head of Napoleon right
Rev: Alegorical France holds garland, olive and laurel branches as Napoleon's supporters bring forth his coffin; cupid/Eros holds torch and tablet engraved N on column behind left; warship Belle-Poulle fires salute behind right; Napoleon looks on from the heavens on the back of an eagle.
This medal is quite a bit more common, and I was able to find several additional examples online. It was commissioned as an advertising piece for an 1844 book by Vivien which covers the history of France from 1792 - 1830, with later revisions covering up through 1840.
Post those Napoleonic medals and coins, or anything else related!