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Distinguished Service Decoration of the Fire Service, silver medal (Tuletõrje Hoolsusmärgid, Hõbemedal), 1923-1937 issue, by Roman Tavast of Tallinn
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Distinguished Service Decoration of the Fire Service, silver medal (Tuletõrje Hoolsusmärgid, Hõbemedal), 1923-1937 issue, by Roman Tavast of Tallinn
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Circular silver medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a fireman’s helmet imposed centrally on crossed fire axes within a circular laurel wreath, hallmarked ‘875’ and with lion mark, maker’s mark ‘RT’ (for Roman Tavast of Tallinn); the reverse inscribed ‘TEENETE EEST’ (for distinguished service); on original faded worn pentagonal ribbon. The award was instituted in 1923 for the Fire Service of the newly-independent nation of Estonia, the silver medal being awarded for five years’ diligent service. The Service took on an increasing number of civil defence tasks and in 1924 came under the command of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 1937, the original tricolour ribbon was superseded. We can thus date this example to the period 1923 to 1937. It was made in Tallinn by Roman Tavast, the most distinguished Estonian maker of orders and medals. A good example of a rare medal.

 
Distinguished Service Decoration of the Fire Service, silver medal (Tuletõrje Hoolsusmärgid, Hõbemedal), 1923-1937 issue, by Roman Tavast of Tallinn
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Distinguished Service Decoration of the Fire Service, silver medal (Tuletõrje Hoolsusmärgid, Hõbemedal), 1923-1937 issue, by Roman Tavast of Tallinn
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Distinguished Service Decoration of the Fire Service, silver medal (Tuletõrje Hoolsusmärgid, Hõbemedal), 1923-1937 issue, by Roman Tavast of Tallinn
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Distinguished Service Decoration of the Fire Service, silver medal (Tuletõrje Hoolsusmärgid, Hõbemedal), 1923-1937 issue, by Roman Tavast of Tallinn
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