18 January 2016

King Harald Vs Jubilee Medal 1991–2016

Photo: © Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff (The Royal Court).

In order to commemorate King Harald V's 25th anniversary as King of Norway on 17 January 2016 His Majesty founded a new medal named King Harald Vs Jubilee Medal 1991–2016. In the order of precedence among the Norwegian decorations the new medal has been listed as no. 38. The list shows that also King Haakon VII and King Olav V founded similar medals on their 25th anniversary.

The new medal has been awarded to members of the Norwegian Royal Family, the foreign royal guests attending the celebrations last weekend, current and former court and staff members, the King's aides-de-camp, then Royal Police Escort, members of the government and other current and former representatives of the official Norway who have assisted the king and the royal family in carrying out their work. Among the recipients were:

HM Queen Sonja
HRH Crown Prince Haakon
HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit
HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra
Prince Sverre Magnus
Marius Borg Høiby
Princess Märtha Louise
Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner
Ari Behn
Maud Angelica Behn
Leah Isadora Behn
Emma Talullah Behn
Erling S. Lorentzen
HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
HM Queen Silvia of Sweden
President of the Storting Olemic Thommesen
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
President of the Supreme Court of Justice Tore Schei
President of Sametinget (Sami Parliament) Aili Keskitalo
Former prime ministers Gro Harlem Brundtland, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Thorbjørn Jagland, Jens Stoltenberg


The medal is in silver, 30 mm mounted closed crown. It is carried in a crimson ribbon with a sewn spangle of silver with the text «19912016».

Obverse: Harald V's profile faced right encircled by the text «HARALD V NORGES KONGE ALT FOR NORGE» («HARALD V KING OF NORWAY ALL FOR NORWAY»).

Reverse: King Harald V's crowned monogram H5.

The medal has been engraved by Ingrid Austlid Rise and produced by Polath, Germany for Reide. Ingrid Austlid Rise is a goldsmith working for Det Norske Myntverket. Her biography can be found on Wikipedia (in Norwegian).

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