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King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal

The King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal (Norwegian: Kong Haakon VIIs jubileumsmedalje 1905–1955), also known as the King's Jubilee Medal (Norwegian: Kongens jubileumsmedalje), is a Norwegian award instituted in November 1955 by Haakon VII of Norway in honor of the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne.[1] The medal ranks 32nd in the Norwegian decoration order of precedence.[2]

King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal
Kong Haakon VIIs jubileumsmedalje 1905–1955
Haakon VIIs jubileumsmedalje 1905-1955 stripe.svg
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CountryNorway
Typemedal
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Established1955
Precedence
Next (higher)King Haakon VII 1905–1930 Jubilee Medal
Kong Haakon VIIs jubileumsmedalje 1905-1930
Next (lower)Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal
Haakon VIIs 70-årsmedalje

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ConferralEdit

The jubilee medal was mostly awarded to members of the royal family, members of the Norwegian government, heads of the Norwegian Parliament, Supreme Court justices, members of the Royal Court, members of the Royal Palace, prominent officials and military personnel, and foreign ambassadors and diplomats.[1]

Royal recipients of the King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal include Crown Prince Olav and Prince Harald. Other prominent recipients include Ingvald Smith-Kielland of the Royal Court, the politician Kornelius Bergsvik, and the journalist and politician C. J. Hambro.

DescriptionEdit

The King Haakon VII 1905–1955 Jubilee Medal is made of silver. The obverse depicts King Haakon VII with the inscription "Haakon VII Norges konge" (Haakon VII King of Norway).[1] The medal is fitted to a royal crown and hangs from a red medal ribbon. The medal ribbon has a silver clasp reading "1905–1955."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Svarstad, Carsten. 1957. Nye norske belønningsmedaljer. Nordisk Numismatisk Unions Medlemsblad 2 (February): 76–80.
  2. ^ "Norwegian Decorations". kongehuset.no. Retrieved November 17, 2015.

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