Crown Princess Carola Medal, Type I, in Gold
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The Carola Medal was founded on September 17, 1892 by King Albert and Queen Carola on the 25th anniversary of the Albert Association.
The medal was awarded to men and women of the fatherland for special merits in the field of charity in war or peace times. This medal was awarded in gold, silver or bronze.
Type I medals were awarded between 1971-1892, to volunteer nurses for merit in their training during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. This is an internal award provided by the Albert society, and is listed in MedalBook for completeness.
Type II medals were awarded between 1892-1915. A total of 46 gold, 1000 silver and 1000 bronze medals were awarded.
In 1915, the reverse text of the inscription changed, and the anniversary notice was removed. From 1915, it was allowed to wear the medal without the ribbon, and medals that were awarded for merit during a war were given special recognition by means of a ribbon clip.
The Type I Gold Medal presents a portrait of the Queen on the obverse, with a Geneva cross on the reverse. They were cut by engraver Max Barduleck. A total of 8 were awarded.
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The award weighs 7 grams. Type I medals were awarded between 1971-1892. This presents a portrait of the Queen on the obverse, with a Gene...
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