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Coronation of Napoleon as Emporer


  • Model: TG-NAP047
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Thomas Gunn Miniatures

The coronation of Napoleon as Emperor of France took place on December 2nd 1804 in Paris. Napoleon had wanted to establish legitimacy of his imperial reign, with a new royal family and new nobility. Therefore he designed a new coronation ceremony that was unlike the ceremony used for the kings of France. In the traditional coronation, the act of the King's consecration was emphasized, and anointment was conferred by the archbishop of Reims in the Cathedral Notre Dame de Reims. Napoleon's was a sacred ceremony held in the great cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris in the presence of Pope Pius VII. Napoleon brought together an assortment of different rites and customs,  incorporating aspects of Carolingian tradition, the old regime and the French Revolution all presented in sumptuous luxury. According to government tallies, the entire cost was over 8.5 million francs. .Among Napoleon's motivations for being crowned were to gain prestige in international royalist and Catholic milieux and to lay the foundation for a future family dynasty. This stunning figure, inspired from the painting by Francois Gerard is limited to 150 pieces worldwide.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 March, 2018.