Life Saving Medal in Silver
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A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the coat of arms of Bremen, topped with a small lion holding a lozenge, held by a lion on each side. Below the lions is the inscription "DER SENAT D. FREIEN HANSESTADT BREMEN". The reverse bears the inscription "FVER RETTVNG AVS GEFAHR" on a smooth background encompassd by a border of laurel leaves. With a half red and half white ribbon.
The Life Saving Medal was established by the Senate of Bremen on November 20, 1908. The medal was awarded to individuals who put their own life at risk, in order to save the life of another. The medals were awarded in silver and bronze. From 1918 to 1920, the bronze medal was also constructed of iron. The design of the medal was made by Professor Hermann Hahn, Munich. Brandstetter & Sohn, Munich took over the production of the medal. The Life Saving Medal was awarded until 1933.
The Life Saving Medal is Silver was reserved for exceptional acts of rescue.
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