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Period Miniature Medal of Honour for Humane Assistance, 5th type, since 1912 (Erepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon, 5e type vanaf 1912, miniatuur), attributed to B.N. Smith
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Period Miniature Medal of Honour for Humane Assistance, 5th type, since 1912 (Erepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon, 5e type vanaf 1912, miniatuur), attributed to B.N. Smith
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Miniature oval bronze medal with integral crown suspension; the face with the figure of Charity within a border inscribed ‘VOOR MENSCHLIEVEND HULPBETOON’ (For Humane Assistance); the reverse inscribed ‘DE KONIGIN AAN’ (the Queen to) and engraved with the attribution ‘B.N.SMITH’; height 30.5mm (1.2 inch); on original ribbon.

The Medal was instituted by Royal Decree of 19 June 1822 as a non-wearable award for humane action displaying bravery and self-sacrifice in a life-threatening situation.  It was revised in 1855, 1890 and lastly in 1912 and may be awarded in gold, silver and bronze.

The medal is rare, especially in miniature.

 

 
Period Miniature Medal of Honour for Humane Assistance, 5th type, since 1912 (Erepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon, 5e type vanaf 1912, miniatuur), attributed to B.N. Smith
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Period Miniature Medal of Honour for Humane Assistance, 5th type, since 1912 (Erepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon, 5e type vanaf 1912, miniatuur), attributed to B.N. Smith
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