WW1 ERA KINGDOM OF BULGARIA BRONZE ROYAL MERIT MEDAL BORIS III CASED MEDAL
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Offered is an original WW1 era Kingdom of Bulgaria Royal Merit Medal in bronze in case.
27mm wide circular bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the head of King Boris III facing left circumscribed with his name and title; the reverse inscribed ‘ЗА ЗАСЛУГА’ (for merit) above a five-pointed star within a wreath of oak and laurel; on original ribbon; in original fitted embossed pasteboard case of issue with missing section to front section.
The Medal for Merit was founded on 25 December 1881 and awarded in three classes, gold (rarely awarded), silver and bronze for service to the Crown or Fatherland, the silver medal being awarded to middle-ranking officials and officers, the bronze to non-commissioned officers and lower-ranking officials. This example dates from the period 1918-1944. A good example and not often found with its original, rather fragile, pasteboard case of issue.
||15 × 10 × 2 cm