General Robert E. Lee Medal

Object Number: 
1947.332
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "P.LENOIR" Inscription: edge, at lower center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust-length three-quarter portrait of General Lee facing left, with legend: "GENERAL ROBERT.E.LEE 1807-1870." Reverse bears inscription withing central roundel surrounded by oak leaf border: "DUTY IS THE/MOST SUBLIME WORD/IN THE ENGLISH/LANGUAGE."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group