Germany - Reichswehr period Prussian Republic: Life Saving Medal in Silver, 1925 to 1933 issue. Fitted with incorrect ribbon. Rare.
Germany - Reichswehr period Prussian Republic: Life Saving Medal in Silver, 1925 to 1933 issue. Fitted with incorrect ribbon. Rare. Condition: Good Very Fine. Prussia's silver Rettungsmedaille (Lifesaving Medal) was originally established on 13th August 1833 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. The Prussian Cabinet Order of 4th December 1871 specified that it would be worn before any House Orders without swords, ranking it 8th in order of precedence. The 17th June 1890 revisions of the order of precedence retained it in the same rank. It was awarded to any person who through personal danger had saved another person or who had attempted to and was awarded for combat or non-combat - with no distinction made in the award itself. Duplicate awards could, and were, made. This series of awards ended in 1924 -- however, there does appear an occassional reference to awards being made into the mid-1930's.