Crown Princess Carola Medal, Type II, in Bronze

SKU: 02.SXK.0103.105.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 17, 1892

History


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. There is a version of the Type II medals with a different reverse inscription reading "ALBERT-VEREIN IN SACHSEN 1867-1892". These medals were only awarded to members of the Albert Association for homeland merit.

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.

Type III medals were awarded between 1915-1925. A total of 6 gold, 300 silver and 860 bronze were awarded.

The Type I Bronze medal was awarded 1000 times.

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  • Price

    $200 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: CAROLA KOENIGIN VON SACHSEN Rev: GESTIFTET ZUM 25 JAHRIGEN BESTEHEN DES ALBERT-VER-EINS IN SACHSEN 1867-1892 FUR HILFREICHE NACHSTENLIEBE

  • Size

    28mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 10 grams. Type II medals were awarded between 1892-1915.

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: CAROLA KOENIGIN VON SACHSEN Rev: ALBERT-VEREIN IN SACHSEN 1867-1892

  • Size

    28mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 10 grams.

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