King Christian X's Liberty Medal

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King Christian X's Liberty Medal
Kong Christian den Tiendes frihedsmedaille
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Obverse and reverse of the medal
Awarded by King Christian X
Country  Denmark
Eligibility Foreigners and Danes living abroad[1]
Awarded for Special contributions to the struggle for a free Denmark.[1]
Post-nominals Chr.X.Fr.M.
Statistics
Established May 1946[1]
Total awarded Approximately 3000
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Ribbon bar of the medal

King Christian X's Liberty Medal (Danish: Kong Christian den Tiendes frihedsmedaille) was a commemorative decoration awarded by King Christian X for special services to Denmark during World War II.[1]

Appearance[edit]

The medal is circular and made of silver. It is suspended by an integral crown suspension. The obverse bears the efigy in profile of King Christian X, facing right. Inscribed around the edge is CHRISTIANUS X REX DANIÆ (Christian X King of the Danes). The reverse is inscribed with PRO DANIA (for Denmark) and dated 1940-1945 surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves.[2]

Notable recipients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jespersen, Knud J.V. (2009). Rytterkongen : et portræt af Christian 10. (2. udgave, 1. oplag. ed.). [Kbh.]: Gyldendal. p. 509. ISBN 8702077515. 
  2. ^ "King Christian X’s Medal in Commemoration of the Liberation - ‘Pro-Dania’ medal (Kong Christian den Tiendes frihedsmedaille), miniature". www.medal-medaille.com. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Andvord, Rolf". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 22. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Amundsen, O. Delphin (1947). Den kongelige norske Sankt Olavs Orden (in Norwegian). Oslo: Grøndahl. p. 488. 
  5. ^ "Orders, Decorations and Medals". Winstonchurchill.org. 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Kong Haakons dekorasjoner". kongehuset.no. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  7. ^ "Kong Olavs dekorasjoner". kongehuset.no. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-11-29.