Tiepin Imperial Eagle
Linked with military victories since antiquity, the bird of Jupiter leaning on a lightning bolt became the emblem of the First Empire, after having been that of Imperial Rome.
Like the insignia of the Roman armies, Napoleon placed an eagle, a traditional heraldic symbol, on top of the standards of his regiments.
Size Eagle: 1,4 x 1,6 cm
Height: 7 cm
Origin: Imperial Eagle flagpole, from the drawing of Antoine Denis CHAUDET (1763-1810)
Artist: Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843)