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I found a few varieties of this medal, can anyone can help, PLEASE


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A nice medal. One doesn't often see Napoleon medals in silver. It's Bramsen 674, commemorating the Victories of 1807, by Andrieu (obv.) and Jaley (rev.). See Bramsen Vol. I p. 111:  "674. Victoires pendant l'année 1807. (Jaley ) NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI. Tête laurée, à droite. Rev: Un aigle, tenant un foudre est couronné par la Victoire. Exergue: la lettre N entourée des rayons. A droite, sous le nom du graveur: 1807. Médaille, 40 mm." See also Trésor Numismatique Vol. 18, p. 50 & Planche XXII N° 5: "31 décembre 1807 . Napoleon .. Aigle couronné. Médaille . NAPOLEON EMP. ( empereur ) ET ROI . Tête laurée , à droite , semblable à celle du n ° 4 , planche V. Sur le bord du cou : ANDRIEU F. (fecit). R. Un aigle , battant des ailes , tenant un foudre dans ses serres , est couronné par la Victoire. Exergue : la lettre N (Napoléon) entourée de rayons ; à gauche DENON D. ( direxit ) ; à droite : JALEY. FT. (fecit ) 1807. [ 40" . ] · Monnaie des Médailles de Paris. Cette médaille a été consacrée aux diverses victoires des armées françaises pendant l'année 1807 ."

It's a restrike, after 1840, given the "ARGENT" on the edge. (Edge marks started in 1832, with the name of the metal beginning in 1841/1842; see https://web.archive.org/web/20180405095710/www.exonumia.com/art/art_04.htm.).  I can't really tell what the symbol is supposed to be (it looks sort of like a bugle, but maybe it's just an odd-looking cornucopiae, used after 1880). But the "1" before the "ARGENT" suggests that it's post-1878. See https://www.cointalk.com/threads/medals-french-silver.273936/  : " in 1878, the Paris Mint refined their system to allow medals struck in, both, 80% silver and 95% silver. Those medals struck in 95% silver had 1ARGENT stamped on the edge while those medals struck in 80% silver had 2ARGENT stamped on the edge."  But another source states that this practice started only after World War I.





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