Life Saving Medal, 1848, in Silver (stamped "BREHMER F." 1848-1897)

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SKU: 02.OLD.0104.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$2230+ USD

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

Estimated market value:

$2230+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: PAUL FRIEDR. AUGUST GR: V. OLDENBURG Rev: FUR RETTUNG AUS GEFAHR
  • Size
    30mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Life Saving Medal, 1848, in Silver (stamped "BREHMER F." 1848-1897) 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 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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