Life Saving Medal, in Silver

SKU: 02.SAW.0120.101.01

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  • Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 24, 1881
  • remarks
    The medal's stamp was designed by Professor Ferdinand Helfricht from Gotha. The medal is very rare.

History


This medal was instituted by Grand Duke Carl Alexander, and it was awarded to citizens of the Grand Duchy that placed their own life in mortal danger to rescue a victim from peril.

The medal could be awarded to all citizens, regardless of rank.

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Versions

  • Price

    $1150+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VIGILANDO ASCENDIMUS Rev: FUR RETTUNG AUS LEBENSGEFAHR

  • Size

    30x34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 15.5 grams.

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