Mattiwilda Dobbs Janzon, American, 1925-2015 Search this
Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten, Swedish, 1889 - 1965 Search this
H x W x D: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (7.9 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)
The Swedish Red Cross Medal of Honor presented to Mattiwilda Dobbs by Queen consort Louise in1957. The medal has a red and white ribbon tied in a bow at the top. A small metal ring connects the bow to the round medal. The medal has depictions on both sides. One side has three crowns over a cross. Lettering around the interior edge reads: SVENSKA / RODA / KORSET. The other side of the medal features a depiction of a person wearing a cape holding the back and arm of another person. Small writing on the interior edge reads: CARITAS. A leaf like patter circles around the outer edge on both sides of the medal.