Life Saving Medal

SKU: 02.HAN.0115.101.01

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  • Life Saving Medal

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 8, 1845

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of silver. Both versions of the medal feature the bust of King Ernst August encompassed by the inscription "ERNST AUGUST KOENIG VON HANNOVER". The first version issued from 1845 to 1847 includes the engraver name "FICKENSCHER" under the neck of the bust and the bust is smaller than the second version. The second version of the medal features the engraver name "BREHMER F.". The reverse of the medal bears the inscription "FÜR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR" within an oak leaf wreath. On a loop for suspension, with a yellow and light blue striped ribbon.

History


The Life Saving Medal was instituted on August 8, 1845 by King Ernst August. The medal was conferred upon individuals who put their own life in peril in order to rescue another person.

The first issue of the medal (1845-1846) features a small head of King Ernst August and bears the engraver name "FICKENSCHER" under the neck of the bust.

The second issue of the medal (1847-1866) features a larger head of King Ernst August and the name "BREHMER F." under the neck.

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Versions

  • Price

    $1,425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST AUGUST KOENIG VON HANNOVER Rev: FÜR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version was issued between 1845-1847 and is stamped "FICKENSCHER".

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  • Price

    $875 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST AUGUST KOENIG VON HANNOVER Rev: FÜR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version was issued between 1847-1866 and is stamped "BREHMER F.".

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