101228 | SWEDEN. Adolf af Jochnick bronze Medal.

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    101228  |  SWEDEN. Adolf af Jochnick bronze Medal. Issued 1944. Commemorating the life of the Swedish insurer and civil servant (65mm, 102.33 g, 12h). By E. Lindberg.

     

    ADOLF • AF • JOCHNICK, bust left, wearing Collar of the Order of the Polar Star; MENS / AGITAT / MOLEM in three lines to left / SVENSKA • LIVFÖRSÄKRINGS–ANSTALTEN • TRYGG • SLOG • MEDALJEN • ÖVER • SIN • GRUNDARE • OCH • UPPBYGGARE, oak tree providing shelter to numerous nesting birds. Edge: BRONS 1944.

     

    Ehrensvärd 404. Mintage: 1 (in gold) and an unlisted amount in silver and bronze. Gem Mint State. Deep matte brown surfaces.

     

    Adolf af Jochnick was one of the most prominent Swedes in the insurance business during most of the first half of the 20th century, founding both the Svenska Lifförsäkringsanstalten Trygg (in 1899) and the Återförsäkrings AB Atlas (in 1907). He also had an extensive career as a civil servant, acting as a financial expert for numerous public investigative assignments.

     

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