R.H.S. ( Royal Humane Society ) MINIATURE Bronze Medal.
c/w Ribbon Very Scarce
Obv: A cherub, nude but for a flowing cloak, blowing on a burnt-out torch, explained by the latin legend : LATEAT SCINTILLVLA FORSAN . (perhaps a tiny spark may be concealed).
Rev: Around the circumference reads a Latin inscription : HOC PRETIVM CIVE SERVATO TVLIT.
(he has obtained this reward for saving the life of a citizen).
For a successful rescue mission an oak wreath has the inscription inside : VIT.OB.SERV.D.D. SOC.REG.HVM. THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY presented this gift for saving life.
The Society was formed in 1774,for the specific purpose of diffusing knowledge about the techniques of resuscitation and saving life from drowning.