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    Cased Silver Lifesaving Medal Awarded to Benjamin Scott "For Bravely Rescuing a Man From Drowning", April 8, 1928. One of the more beautiful medal designs, this second type award, designed in 1882, features an ornate eagle head device from which is suspended a 45mm in diameter silver medal. The obverse features a man is struggling in a heavy sea with the figure of a woman offering him a long line hovering above him. The entire scene is contained within a raised border with the caption above "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in raised letters; and below "ACT OF CONGRESS JUN 20, 1874". The scene is a symbolic representation of a courageous rescue at sea, which represents the purpose of this medal. The reverse center of the medal is engraved "To / Benjamin Scott / For Bravely / Rescuing a Man / From Drowning / April 3, 1928" and is encircled by a laurel wreath tied at its base with a bow. The wreath is contained within a raised border which bears the inscription in raised letters, "IN TESTAMENT OF HEROIC DEEDS IN SAVING LIFE FROM THE PERILS OF THE SEA". At the bottom of the medal, separating the beginning and ending of the inscription, is a stylized laurel wreath. The medal is suspended by a 2" wide light blue silk ribbon. The medal is housed in the original fitted, leatherette-covered case. The case is scuffed and worn at the edges; the medal remains in very good condition.

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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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