Den Kongelige Belønningsmedalje
The Royal Medal of Recompense


Official abbreviation: B.M.1*.m.Inskrip (In Gold with Crown and Inscription)
Official abbreviation: B.M.1.m.Inskrip (In Gold with Inscription)
Official abbreviation: B.M.2*.m.Inskrip (In Silver with Crown and Inscription)
Official abbreviation: B.M.2.m.Inskrip (In Silver with Inscription)
Official abbreviation: B.M.1* (Gold with Crown)
Official abbreviation: B.M.1 (Gold)
Official abbreviation: B.M.2* (Silver with Crown)
Official abbreviation: B.M.2 (Silver)


Instituted September 4th 1865 By King Christian 9th.

Awarded: The ruling monarchs own medal, that He/She can award to whomever they want.
It's normally awarded in Silver, but can also be given in gold, for example to soldiers for honor and courage (before the new medals of 2010).
Also awarded with and without crown.
Normally awarded after 50 years of employment in the same private company. The company may apply for the medal from the Minister of Interior, who sends the request to the Monarch.

Design: Normally awarded without inscription on the reverse. May be awarded with inscription for special deeds or events.

Other information: Also awarded in the year 2000 to the members of the "Sirius Expedition" where also the Crownprince participated. This medal was with inscription.
Before the time where women could be awarded the Order of Dannebrog (untill 1951), the Medal of Recompense could be awarded with the ribbon from the Order of Dannebrog.


Obverse and reverse of the medal in silver. Awarded by King Frederik IX. Image courtesy of Liverpoolmedals.com.


Obverse and reverse of the medal in silver with crown. Awarded by King Frederik VIII. Image courtesy of Liverpoolmedals.com.


Obverse and reverse of the medal in gold with crown. Awarded by King Frederik VIII. Image courtesy of Liverpoolmedals.com.




Opdateret d. 11.9.2012