note that this medal group was stolen in FedEx
transit/or at the delivery point on May 3, 2010 in
Moosburg, Germany. A FedEx investigation has not
resulted in the location of this item. A complaint
has been filed with the Police agency with
Polizeiinspektion Moosburg a.d.Isar
85368 Moosburg a.d.Isar
The complaint number is BY1109-002716-10/4
Should this group (or any of the unique components
of it) surface on the collector's market, please
notify me immediately. If in Germany, the police
agency noted above may be contacted and the
complaint number given as a reference.
28, 1903, a life savings medal was issued by Duke Georg von
Sachsen-Meiningen for those being brave and firm enough
to rescue somebody out of peril of death while
endangering themselves. F. Beyreiß publishes after his
own research in his book,
"Rettungsmedaillen Deutscher Staaten 1782-1918",
2006, page 169 only 66 such incidences in-between 1903 and 1918.
The very first bestowal took place July 28, 1903, the
last one on September 28, 1918.
The medal was coined
from silver and worn on a white ribbon framed with green
stripes. the tooling was cut by Alois Börsch working for the Munich
main coin office (Münchner Hauptmünzamt).
Beyreiß only 71 examples were coined and delivered to
the Saxe-Meiningen orders chancellery:
|in the year
The following medal
bar contains such a rare life savings medal on the fifth
|The original bearer of the bar could not
been identified so far. The bar itself represents in any
case a very long carrier under several different
regiemes. Due to the number of Saxe-Meiningen medals one
has to asume that the recipient of all those awarded had
to be a Meiningen native. The police long service cross
from the III.Reich period and that Military Long Service
Cross 1st class for NCO's and enlisted men puts light on
the fact that he was part of the Gendarmes corps of the
three Saxon Ernestine duchies.