Karl-Olga Medal for Merit in the Red Cross, in Silver

SKU: 02.WUT.0111.101.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 16, 1889
  • makers
    Württemberg Royal Mint, Stuttgart
  • remarks
    The stamp of the medal was designed by Karl Schwenzer. Schwenzer was the medalist at the Württemberg Royal Mint in Stuttgart from 1876 until 1904.

History


The Karl-Olga Medal for Merit in the Red Cross was instituted by Queen Olga with the approval of King Karl of Württemberg. It was awarded to the men and women of the Red Cross who rendered exceptional service in the care of sick and wounded soldiers.

The Medal was established in celebration of the 25th year of the couple’s rule. As the Protectorate of Württemberg’s Medical Association of the Red Cross, Queen Olga was responsible for the costs of the decoration.

King Charles' successor, King Wilhelm II, amended the medal provisions and incorporated the medal into the Order of Olga as its lowest grade. From 1905 to 1916, the medal was made a prerequisite to membership in the Order of Olga.

The Medal was no longer awarded after 1916 and the Charlotte Cross was awarded in its place.

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  • Price

    $450+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: KARL UND OLGA KÖNIG UND KÖNIGIN VON WÜRTTEMBERG Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE UM BAS ROTE KREUZ VON DER PROTEKTORIN DES WÜRTT. SANITÄTSVEREINS VOM ROTEN KREUZ

  • Size

    28mm

  • Maker

    Württemberg Royal Mint, Stuttgart

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