Life Saving Medal, in Gold (1890-1898)

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  • Life Saving Medal, in Gold (1890-1898) Rev

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: KARL GÜNTHER FÜRST Z. SCHWARZB. SONDERHAUSEN Rev: FÜR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR
  • Size
    30mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Life Saving Medal, in Gold (1890-1898) is a scanned image from the Book "Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der Welt" edited by Maximillian Gritzner. The book was published in 1893. It is in the public domain in countries where the copyright is the author's life plus 70 years.

History


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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