102609 | SWEDEN. Oscar II/Horse Breeding silver Award Medal.
102609 | SWEDEN. Oscar II silver Award Medal. Issued circa 1905-1907. Presented for Horse Breeding (43mm, 39.51 g, 12h). By A. Lindberg & L. Ahlborn.
OSCAR II SVERIGES GÖT O VEND KONUNG, bare head left // FÖR HÄSTAFVELNS FRÄMJANDE (for horse breeding), horse standing left; PRISBELÖNING (award). Edge: Plain.
Mint State. Highly brilliant and lustrous, with deep peripheral iridescent toning on the obverse and a mostly cobalt-toned reverse.
Awarded annually by the Stuteri Öfverstyrelsen (stud farm executive board), these medals were a continuation of the ideals originally promoted in the 17th century in order to foster a strong supply of horses for the Swedish cavalry. Enacted by decree in 1872, and officially instituted by 1875, these hästmedaljer ("horse medals") were presented, in silver and bronze, to the owners of deceased young horses that were considered by the board to be worthy of such honor and distinction.
Upload: 15 November 2023.