Life Saving Medal, Type V, in Silver (stamped "M.BALDURECK")

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SKU: 02.SXK.0119.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1,200 USD

  • Life Saving Medal, Type V, in Silver (stamped "M.BALDURECK")
  • Life Saving Medal, Type V, in Silver (stamped "M.BALDURECK")

Estimated market value:

$1,200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: GEORG KOENIG VON SACHSEN Rev: FUR LEBENS RETTUNG
  • Size
    35mm
  • Version Remarks
    The Type V (1903-1904) medals featured the portrait of King Georg on the obverse.

History


Life Saving Medals were awarded to individuals who risked their lives to rescue a person in mortal danger. The medal was originally founded by King Anton and his co-regent Friedrich August, and it was awarded to recognize individuals that risked their own lives to rescue a victim from mortal peril. The Kingdom of Saxony was the first German state to have portable lifesaving medals, followed by Prussia in 1833 and Braunschweig in 1836.

The Type V (1903-1904) medals featured the portrait of King Georg on the obverse. The reverse states FÜR LEBENS RETTUNG, translating to “For Life Rescue”. The signature is M. Barduleck Fec.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded 64 times altogether.

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