Flood Medal 1855, 1876 Flood bronze
(Watersnoodmedaille, watersnood 1876 brons)


Instituted / (code) 1855 / (EW.76b)
Amount issued 120
Value category Rare

The Flood Medal was instituded in 1855 to honor those who showed diligence, courage, policy and selfscrifice during waterfloods. Medals were issued in silver or bronze for the floods of 1855, 1861, 1876, 1916, 1926. For repetitive issued medals clasps could be worn. Remarkably no medals were issued for the big flood of 1953!

Material: Bronze, Diameter: 50mm. Obverse: King William III facing right. Reverse: "Watersnood van 1876" above a paper which shows the recipients name. On top a crown, the paper is surrounded by oakleaves.