101653 | SWEDEN. Royal Patriotic Society boxed set (2) of silver award Medals.

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    101653  |  SWEDEN. Royal Patriotic Society boxed set (2) of silver award Medals. Issued 1948 & 1953. Engraved and presented to Rosa Johansson for long and faithful service

     

    (1): Gustaf V. Issued 1948 (35mm, 23.36 g, 12h). By A. Lindberg at the Royal Swedish mint. GUSTAF • V • SVERIGES • GÖT • O • VEND • KONUNG, bare head left / AP KUNGL • PATRIOTISKA SÄLLSKAPET, ÅT / ROSA JOHANSSON / / FÖR / LÅNGVARIG / TROGEN TJÄNST in five lines. Edge: MV SILVER 1948. Barac 207.

     

    (2): Gustaf VI Adolf. Issued 1953 (44mm, 32.73 g, 12h). By L. Holmgren at the Royal Swedish mint. GUSTAF • VI • ADOLF • SVERIGES • KONUNG, bare head left / AP KUNGL • PATRIOTISKA SÄLLSKAPET, ÅT / ROSA JOHANSSON / / FÖR / LÅNGVARIG / TROGEN TJÄNST in five lines. Edge: MV SILVER 1953.

     

    Choice Mint State. An exceptionally toned pair with great brilliance and appeal; some light hairlines are noted. Both with crown suspension and ring, with green and yellow ribbons attached. Original boxes included. A great pairing from the same recipient. Note: The crown suspension and ribbons have been cropped from most images for focus upon the medal. Please refer to the images with the full view of the suspension and ribbons for complete appearance.

     

    The "long and faithful service" medal is awarded by the Swedish government to longstanding employees and contributors in countless fields. In this instance, Rosa Johansson received a smaller (35mm) award and a larger (44mm) award some five years later. It is difficult to determine exactly who this recipient was, but the records for the Royal Patriotic Society indicate that a Rosa Johansson—a nurse in Kalmar—was nominated on 27 November 1940 on account of her 25 years of service at that time. It may very well be this same Rosa who received such long service awards in 1948 and 1953.

     

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