Life Saving Medal in Gold, Type II

SKU: 02.BAD.0115.201.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1908
  • remarks
    The Life Saving Medal, Type II differs from Type I in the sense that the Type II medal bears the bust of Grand Duke Friedrich II with a moustache.

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of gold. The obverse bears the bust of Grand Duke Friedrich II with a moustache, encompassed by the inscription "FRIEDRICH II GROSSHERZOG VON BADEN". The reverse bears the inscription "FÜR RETTUNG" within an oak leaf wreath. On a horizontally elongated suspension loop, on a red and yellow striped ribbon.

History


The Life Saving Medal was founded by Grand Duke Friedrich I on September 30, 1866. The medal was conferred upon individuals who had courageously risked their own life and health to rescue human life and property. The Life Saving Medal was originally divided into three classes: Large Gold, Small Gold and Silver. There are no known examples of the Large Gold Medal being awarded. During the reign of Grand Duke Friedrich II only Silver Medals were awarded. The medals were not returnable. When an individual received a higher class of the medal, all of the medals were worn simultaneously side by side. The obverse was stamped "C. SCHNITZSPAHN" as the professor, medalist and court engraver, Christian Schnitzspahn stamped the medal.
The Type II medals feature the portrait of Grand Duke Friedrich II on the obverse.

There are no known examples of this medal.

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  • Price

    $1,400 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Obv: FRIEDRICH II GROSSHERZOG VON BADEN Rev: FÜR RETTUNG

  • Size

    30mm

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