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Hanssen, Helmer. Photograph of Hanssen wearing the two royal medals that he received.

The medal on the right when viewing the picture is the Medal of the South Pole, a Royal Norwegian award instituted by King Haakon VII in 1912 to reward participants in Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition. The medal on the left when viewing the picture is the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, a Norwegian order of chivalry that was instituted by King Oscar I of Norway and Sweden on Aug. 1, 1847 as a distinctly Norwegian order. It is named after King Olav II, known to posterity as St. Olav. It is awarded by the reigning monarch of Norway to individuals as a reward for remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the country and humanity. Hanssen was awarded the medal for exceptional seamanship on Roald Amundsen's expeditions in the northern and southern parts of the world.


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