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Portugal - Life saving medal

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Hello Gentlemen,

Im doing a research project about some portuguese and german naval officers and i need to see a picture , front and obverse if possible, of Portuguese Life saving medal.

Can anyone help me ?

Many thx in advance.

Regards

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Hello;

A bit late, but hopping that still helps your research project.
There are a cooper and silver-gilded class, and diferente ribbons depending on the time.






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This medal is a National award, that carries the name of the Sea Rescue Institute. It is a military decoration, that could be given to civilian and military personal for outstanding acts of heroism in the sea at shipwrecks rescue, or in the life saving operations. .
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instituto_de_Socorros_a_N%C3%A1ufragos




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peron   

Hi

There are 2 version of this medal awarded by the Instituto de Socorros a Naufragos:

The filantrophy & dedication acts medal

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The corageous maritime acts medal (this is the one awarded for salvation acts on sea)

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peron   

Before of the creation of the ISN the medal that was awarded for this kind of acts was the Maria II medal for Philantrophy & Merit...

Here is na exemple of one of my colletion this of the gold degree...

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A short curious story about this medal is the one about one of our queens Dª Maria Pia wife of king Louis I that received a same identical medal for a bravery act on saving the two royal princes from drowning on the Mexilhoeiro beach on October 1873...

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