Unearthed in Old Mosul the National emblem of the imperial Coat of Arms of the French First Empire (1804-1815), under Napoleon Bonaparte. The Arms depicts a shield with a golden eagle in front of a blue background, within its talons clutching a thunderbolt. The shield is surrounded by Napoleon’s red Imperial mantle, filled with golden bees. The shield is topped by a the Imperial crown, which sits atop a golden Imperial helmet. Surrounding the shield is the the chain and pendant of the Legion d’honneur. Crossed behind the shield are the Scepters of justice and mercy.
Unearthed: National emblem of consulat de France a Mossoul of the French First Empire (1804-1815)