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Lifesaving Medal
Rettungsmedaille Preussen.jpg
Versions of the Kingdom of Prussia's Lifesaving Medals
Awarded by Prussia
Type Civil decoration
Awarded for Saving a life
Status No longer awarded
Established 1 February 1833
Last awarded 1925
Order of Wear 1916[1]
Next (higher) Military Order of Maria Theresa
Next (lower) Merit Cross for War Aid
PRU Rettungsmedaille.png
Ribbon of the medal

The Lifesaving Medal (German language: Rettungsmedaille am Band) was a civil decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia. Established 1 February 1833, it was awarded to individuals who had saved another person's life, at risk to their own. This medal is referred to the Lifesaving Medal on Band to differentiate it from a previous non-portable award established in 1802.[2]


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