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Order of Military Merit with Grand Star (Orden za Vojne Zasluge sa Velikom Zvezdom), rare 6-torch version, miniature
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Order of Military Merit with Grand Star (Orden za Vojne Zasluge sa Velikom Zvezdom), rare 6-torch version, miniature
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Miniature eight-pointed rayed silver star with loop for suspension; the face with a silver escutcheon bearing a gilt-edged red enamel five-pointed star on crossed gilt swords and six upright gilt torches with red enamel flames, all imposed on a circular green and gilt laurel wreath; the reverse plain; diameter 20.46mm (0.81 inch); on original ribbon bar with pins for wear.

The Order was instituted on 29 December 1951 (with effect from 1 January 1952) by the Parliament of Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia in three classes to be awarded to senior military and also civilians, both Yugoslav and foreign, for military merit.

Earlier examples have five torches whilst later ones, such as this, have six and are rarer. In 1998 the Order was renamed the Order of Defence and Security.

Following the break-up of Yugoslavia, it is now redundant.

 
Order of Military Merit with Grand Star (Orden za Vojne Zasluge sa Velikom Zvezdom), rare 6-torch version, miniature
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Order of Military Merit with Grand Star (Orden za Vojne Zasluge sa Velikom Zvezdom), rare 6-torch version, miniature
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