101432 | SWEDEN. Carnegie Hero Fund bronze Award Medal.

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    101432  |  SWEDEN. Carnegie Hero Fund bronze Award Medal. Engraved 1971 and awarded to Sune Tamm for 30 years service as a board member (64mm, 188.87 g, 12h). By E. Lindberg.

     

    Nude male striding right, holding infant and protecting him from coiled serpent; in background, laurel wreath above, thorn wreath around / CARNEGIE–STIFTELSEN • GRUNDAD • 1911, bust of Andrew Carnegie right above decorative plaque engraved "SUNE TAMM / STYRELSELEDAMOT / 1941–1971" in three lines; below, wreath of oak leaves and three crowns; FÖR HJÄLTEDÅD (for heroic deeds). Edge: MJV BRONS 1971.

     

    Ehrensvärd 116. Mint State. Olive-brown surfaces, with a slight matte nature.

     

    The Scottish-American steel magnate and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, created the Carnegie Hero Fund in 1904 to honor and recognize citizens who performed acts of heroism and bravery in the United States. A few years later, he created a similar fund for other countries in Europe to serve a corollary purpose, such as Sweden. This piece, designed by Erik Lindberg, presents the charming Art Nouveau flair that graces most of his works, and was presented to a board member for service with the Swedish fund.

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