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Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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Circular silver and silver-gilt rayed order; the face with a five-pointed silver-gilt star with long and short doubly bifurcated radiant rays between the arms, the full length silver figure of a soldier centrally, a rifle over his right shoulder, a standard in his left hand; the reverse plain, marked ‘III’ and with maker’s mark and silver hallmark, numbered ‘117094’; diameter 41.38mm (1.63 inches); with 18mm backplate marked ‘IKOM ZAGREB’. The Order of National Merit was instituted on 12 June 1945 in three classes by the A.V.N.O.J. (Antifašističko Vijeće Narodnog Oslobođenja Jugoslavije = Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia), de facto government of Yugoslavia at the end of World War II, to be awarded to those who distinguished themselves in the struggle for liberation and for merit in securing and organising the Yugoslav government and army. A decree of 1955 extended its award for achievement in the economic, cultural and social spheres. The first examples of the Order were produced by ZIN-KOVNICA of Belgrade with screwback, then by IKOM of Zagreb with screwback, as in this example. Later examples are pinback and with the star in silver rather than silver-gilt and the soldier in gilt rather than silver. A very good, relatively early example.

 
Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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Order of National Merit (Orden Zasluge za Narod), III class, screwback, numbered, by IKOM of Zagreb
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