Life Saving Medal, 1848, in Silver

SKU: 02.OLD.0104.101.01

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  • in Silver (stamped "BREHMER F." 1848-1897)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    January 17, 1848
  • remarks
    This medal was struck multiple times, which created variations in the composition of the Silver Medal.

History


The Medal was founded by Grand Duke Paul Friedrich August on February 17, 1848, and it was conferred upon individuals who placed their own life in peril in an effort to rescue another person’s life or property.

In 1902 a bar was introduced for repeated life-saving attempts. It featured the date of the second life-saving attempt. It is uncertain what this bar looked like.

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Versions

  • Price

    $2230+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAUL FRIEDR. AUGUST GR: V. OLDENBURG Rev: FUR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR

  • Size

    30mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $700+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAUL FRIEDR. AUGUST GR: V. OLDENBURG Rev: FUR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR

  • Size

    30mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAUL FRIEDR. AUGUST GR: V. OLDENBURG Rev: FUR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR

  • Size

    30mm

  • Maker

    Bernhard Knauer

  • Version Remarks

    This version of the Silver Medal was manufactured in 1912.

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  • Price

    $450+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAUL FRIEDR. AUGUST GR: V. OLDENBURG Rev: FUR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR

  • Size

    30mm

  • Maker

    Bernhard Knauer

  • Version Remarks

    This version of the Silver Medal was manufactured in 1917.

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