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Rare, antiquedNapoleon Bonaparte French Napoleonic Roman Standard Eagle Flag copy made of polymermaterials.Napoleon Bonaparte French Napoleonic Roman Standard Eagle Flag standard copy moldedfrom an original.Napoleons Eagle Standards were dedicated to the memory of the Eagles of the Roman Empire on December 5th, 1804,in the "Field of Mars", just three days after Napoleon was coronated as Emperor of the French.
When Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated, the victorious allies brought back the Royalty or King of France and he ordered that all of Napoleons Bonaparte's eagles be milted down. The new French King also gave some out to the Victorious Allied Generals, but those eagles that were given out were never carried into battle against the Allies but were made previously for a ceremony that never happened, so they were not trophies of war of any kind. I have written you in the past telling you aboutNapoleon's dedication of his new eagles to the memoryof the Roman Empire just two days after he was coronatedas Emperorwith a GoldWreath just like a Roman Emperor wore. This ceremony was also for the distributionof the eagles to the Grand Armee.These original ones were solid bronze and gilded.For one reason or another, three different eagle styles were made duringNapoleon'sreign.
When Napoleon III came into power, he wanted to show a link between him and the great French Emperor "Napoleon Bonaparte". He also had a great ceremonydistributingthe eagles just like his uncle had done. He also endedup changinghis eagles design and type three times. These three changesdo notincludethe replica eagleshe made that directlycopied the eagles of his uncle. The biggest difference between the First Empire French Battalion Eagles and second Empires French Battalion Eagles were thatNapoleon III had his eaglescrowned over their head. This became the norm for all ofNapoleon IIImilitary pieces.
However, NapoleonIII did not know for certain if the army was 100% him after his coup, so his originaleagles looked more like his uncles'eagles without the crown. These usually had an N III or L N on them.Both Napoleons had an elite personalbodyguardcalled either the Old Guard or Imperial Guard with the tall bear skin hats. These were commonly seen as the best of the best soldiers. I just purchased one their Imperial Guard Eagleswithout a crown as the personal body Imperial Guard seemed to stay with eagles that never had a crown on its head like the French Front-LineInfantry battalions did.
The Distribution of the Eagle Standardsis an 1810 oil painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting a military ceremony in 1804 that was arranged by Napoleon after his assumption of power as Emperor of the French. In the ceremony, Napoleon sought to revive the military ethos of the Roman Empire.
The full French language title of the work isSerment de l'armée fait à l'empereur après la distribution des aigles au champ de Mars, 5 décembre 1804, which translates literally as "Oath of the army made to the emperor after the distribution of the eagles at the field of Mars, 5 December 1804".
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