George F. Robinson Personal Medal

George F. Robinson Personal Medal
George F. Robinson Personal Medal
Title
George F. Robinson Personal Medal
Date 
1873
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing clothed bust of George Robinson facing left with two laurel wreaths above and legend: "TO GEORGE F. ROBINSON./AWARDED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, MARCH 1.1871."; inscription at left and right of design: "FOR HIS HEROIC CONDUCT ON THE/14.DAY OF APRIL 1865, IN SAVING/THE LIFE OF THE HONORABLE/WM.H.SEWARD THEN SECRETARY/OF STATE OF THE/UNITED STATES." Reverse shows Robinson fighting off Lewis Paine who holds dagger in right hand and is attempting to kill bedridden Seward.
Object Number 
1228
Marks 
inscription: reverse, in ex., at left: "G.Y.COFFIN.DEC." inscription: reverse, in ex., at right: "PAQUET.F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group