King Haakon VII Commemorative Medal

Kong Haakon VIIs minnemedalje

  • Medal instituted in 1957 to commemorate the deceased monarch on the occasion of his funeral.
  • Medal awarded to persons that performed duties in connection with the king's funeral. The gold medal was awarded 26 times, mostly to members of the military. The silver medal was awarded 54 times; 48 medals were conferred upon officers of the army, navy, and air force that headed honor detachments at the funeral.
  • The medal has a diameter of 28 mm. On the obverse, the King Haakon portrait as it was done by engraver Ivar Throndsen. The king is depicted without crown. The portrait is surrounded by legend at "HAAKON • VII • NORWEGIAN • KING». The reverse shows the king's monogram. The medallion has a royal crown on top. The medal is suspended with a red ribbon, which has a silver clasp with "1.OKTOBER 1957" inscription.
  • Medal have 2 classes: gold and silver.
  • Haakon VII - the first king of Norway.