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Royal Jubilee Commemorative Medals

The Kingdom of Sweden has a long history of awarding royal commemorative insignia. The oldest is the medal awarded to the godparents of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf in 1778. The majority of these medals celebrate birthdays, jubilees, coronations, and weddings within the Royal Family of Sweden.

Royal commemorative medals are categorized in to Category C in the Swedish order of wear, meaning they are worn after the Royal Order of the Seraphim and all war decorations.[1]

MedalsEdit

Abbreviation Name Ribbon Instituted Comments Notes
GIII:sFadt Gustav III's Godparent Insignia for Crown Prince Gustaf Adolfs Baptism
Gold chain
1778 Gustav III:s faddertecken vid kronprinsen Gustaf Adolfs dop was a commemorative insignia awarded by Gustav III to the 45 godparents of his son Crown Prince Gustav Adolf. [2]
OII:sJmt King Oscar II's Jubilee Commemorative Medal  
 
 
1897 The Konung Oscar II:s jubileumsminnestecken was made to commemorate 25 years of Oscar II's reign. Made in three different versions: 232 medals in silver with the king's gilded left profile on a background of light blue enamel suspended by the Seraphim ribbon and was presented to royal family members, foreign guests, and executives of certain rank at the Royal Court; 268 in silver with king's profile in silver on a background of dark blue enamel worn on the dark blue ribbon of H. M. The King's Medal; 49 medals of gilded silver with a gilded profile of the king on a background of red enamel worn on a red-violet ribbon and was awarded to higher officials of the Norwegian Court. [3]
GVSbm Crown Prince Gustaf V and Crown Princess Silver Wedding Medal   1906 The Kronprins Gustafs (V) och Kronprinsessan Victorias silverbröllopsmedalj was created to recognize the silver wedding anniversary of Crown Prince Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria
OIISGbmt King Oscar II and Queen Sofia's Golden Wedding Medal   1907 The Konung Oscar II:s och Drottning Sofias guldbröllopsminnestecken was created to commemorate King Oscar II and Queen Sophia's golden wedding anniversary on 6 June 1907. The 460 of the Royal commemorative badges was awarded to members of the royal family and court officials. The badge was designed by the royal couple's youngest son, Prince Eugen. [4]
GV:sJmt King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal (1928) 25 May 1928 The Konung Gustaf V:s jubileumsminnestecken was made for the occasion of the King's 70th birthday. 950 were awarded to the royal family, the royal court, guests and those who contributed to the anniversary collection. [5]
GV:sJmtII King Gustaf V's Jubilee Commemorative Medal (1948) 21 May 1948 Konung Gustaf V:s jubileumsminnestecken II made in commemoration of King Gustaf V's 90th birthday, 16 June 1948. 800 were awarded. [5]
GV:sMt King Gustaf V's Commemorative Medal 16 February 1951 Konung Gustav V:s minnestecken was awarded to 303 members of the deceased king's royal court and personal staff. [5]
GVIA:sMM King Gustaf VI Adolf's Commemorative Medal 29 August 1967 Konung Gustav VI Adolfs minnesmedalj was awarded to 650 individuals in commemoration of the king's 85th birthday. [5]
CXVIG:sJmt King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal I 30 April 1996 The Konung Carl XVI Gustafs jubileumsminnestecken I was awarded to commemorate the 50th birthday of King Carl XVI Gustaf. [6]
VD:sBMM Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's Wedding Commemorative Medal 8 June 2010 The Kronprinsessan Viktorias och Prins Daniels bröllopsminnesmedalj is a commemorative medal to mark the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on 19 June 2010. [7]
CXVIG:sJmtII King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal II 23 August 2013 477 of the Konung Carl XVI Gustafs jubileumsminnestecken II were awarded to members of the royal family, royal, and other guests present at the Te Deum in the Royal Chapel 15 September 2013 in commemoration of the King's 40th anniversary of ascending the throne. It was also awarded to employees at the Royal Court. [8]
CXVIG:sJmtIII King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal III 30 April 2016 Awarded to members of the royal family, royal, and other guests present at the Te Deum in the Royal Chapel 30 April 2016 in celebration of the King's 70th birthday. It was also awarded to employees at the Royal Court. [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reglemente Uniformsbestämmelser 2015 Unibest FM 2015 (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 2015. pp. 620–621. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ Lagerqvist, Lars O. (November 2006). "Gustav III:s faddertecken vid kronprinsens dop 1778". Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift (in Swedish). No. 7. pp. 168–179.
  3. ^ "GMK:1942:26 :: medalj konung Oscar II:s jubileusminnestecken, 1897, för hovbetjäning" (in Swedish). Göteborg City Museum. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Orden". www.DigitaltMuseum.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d Leif Påhlsson (1988). "Svenska utmärkelsetecken". Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift (in Swedish). pp. 250–251.
  6. ^ "GSM:140001 :: medalj" (in Swedish). Göteborg City Museum. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Kronprinsessans och Herr Daniel Westlings bröllopsminnesmedalj". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  8. ^ "GSM:140003 :: medalj" (in Swedish). Göteborg City Museum. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Kungliga jubileums- och minnestecken" (in Swedish). Royal Court of Sweden. Retrieved 12 May 2016.