St. Olav's Medal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from St. Olav's medal with Oak Branch)
Jump to: navigation, search
St. Olav's Medal
St. Olavsmedaljen
St. Olavsmedaljen med eikegrein.jpg
Picture of medal with Oak Branch
Awarded by  Norway
Type Medal
Awarded for outstanding services rendered in connection with the spreading of information about Norway abroad and for strengthening the bonds between expatriate Norwegians and their home country
Statistics
Established 17 March 1939
Precedence
Next (higher) King's Medal of Merit
Next (lower) War Medal
Related St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch
St. Olavsmedaljen med ekegren stripe.svg

St. Olavsmedaljen stripe.svg
Ribbons of the medal

The St. Olav's Medal and the St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch were instituted by King Haakon VII of Norway on 17 March 1939. They are awarded in recognition of "outstanding services rendered in connection with the spreading of information about Norway abroad and for strengthening the bonds between expatriate Norwegians and their home country".

The medals are in silver, surmounted by the Royal Crown. On the obverse is the portrait of the reigning King with his name and motto. On the reverse, St. Olav's cross. Above the medal is the monogram of the reigning King. It is worn on the left side of the breast with the ribbon of the Order of St. Olav. The medal ranks 9th in the order of precedence of Norwegian medals.

When awarded for services rendered in wartime, the medal carries an oak branch and ranks 6th in the order of precedence of Norwegian medals.

See also[edit]

Recipients of the medal[edit]

  • 1939 Brenda Ueland, Author and Teacher, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2008 Trygve Gunnar Morkemo[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trygve Morkemo awarded with the St. Olav medal". Norway.org. 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

External links[edit]