Monnaies et medailles de la Campagne d'Egypte, an VI (1798) - an X (1801)
Alain Ionnikoff, Monnaies et medailles de la Campagne d'Egypte, an VI (1798) - an X (1801), Editions Victor Gadoury, Munich 2005, pp. 87, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.
In 1798 40,000 men with 1250 horses headed from Toulon to Alexandria, thus began the famous expedition to Egypt led later by Napoleon Bonaparte. This book traces the monetary history of this expedition with a first part dedicated to medals, fabulous propaganda objects dedicated to the glory of Napoleon Bonaparte, a second on local currencies, a concluding part on coin buttons. The work includes a lot of historical and monetary information. The specimens presented are all described, illustrated and quoted.
In perfect condition.