Life Saving Medal, in Gold
Image courtesy of M. Gritzner, "Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der Welt"
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The Life Saving Medal was instituted in 1868 by Prince Günther Friedrich Carl I. It was conferred upon individuals who risked their own lives to save others from life-threatening danger.
In 1880, Prince Karl Günther became the ruler of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen and the medals were altered to feature his image on the obverse. The Gold Medal was not introduced until 1890.
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