E-Auction 30 Lot 138

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E-Auction 30 Lot 138

FRANCE. Napoleon. Æ medal. 38.1 gm. 40 mm. The Treaty of Tilsit (Paix de Tilsit). By Andrieu and Droz. 1807. Conjoined heads facing right of Napoleon, Tsar Alexander, and King William; NAPOLEON in field left; ALEXANDRE I. above; F GUILLAUME III in field right; medallist names below / The god of the Nieman river (the dividing line in Poland between Prussian and Russian territory) facing left, resting on an urn and holding a model of the raft on which the meetings were held; PAIX DE TILSIT M.DCCCVII in exergue. Bramsen 640. FDC.

A Russian army defeated at Friedland was in no condition to fight Napoleon at Tilsit, on the border between Prussian and Russian territory. Tsar Alexander I proposed that he, Napoleon, and King Frederick William of Prussia meet and form an alliance.

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