General Robert E. Lee Medal

General Robert E. Lee Medal
General Robert E. Lee Medal
Title
General Robert E. Lee Medal
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
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
Object Number 
1947.332
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "P.LENOIR" Inscription: edge, at lower center: "BRONZE"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group