Life Saving Medal, Type I, in Silver (stamped "P.TELGE")
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This medal was instituted by Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria to reward Bulgarian citizens for acts of extraordinary courage and life saving, on land and sea, during natural disasters, disease, or other life-threatening circumstances.
The reverse inscription translates to “For Life Saving.”
The Type I medals were issued from 1908-1918 during the reign of Ferdinand I.
These medals feature the portrait of Ferdinand I on the obverse, are signed by the designer, Paul Telge, and have an obverse inscription that translates to “Ferdinand I, Tsar of the Bulgarians.”
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