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The Volturno Ship Disaster - October 1913 - Gold life saving medal

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Gold Life Saving Medal


GOLD LIFE SAVING MEDAL. Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York. Awarded in 1913. Dies were engraved by G.H. Lovett, struck by Tiffany. Reverse is engraved: PRESENTED TO/ MAX SPANGENBERG/ CAPTAIN OF THE/ STEAMSHIP "GROSSER KURFURST"/ IN RECOGNITION OF HIS HUMANITY/ AND SEAMANSHIP/ IN RESCUING 106 PERSONS FROM/ THE BURNING STEAMSHIP "VOLTURNO"/ DURING A HEAVY GALE AND/ HIGH SEA IN MID-OCEAN/ OCTOBER 10, 1913. The edge is marked TIFFANY CO. 20 KT. GOLD. 51mm. 63.5 g. CH AU/UNC.


This information comes from an eBay-auction, started 19 May 2001, ending 26 May 2001.

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