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Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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Silver-edged white-enamelled Urdy cross with silver oak leaves and acorns between the arms, on laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with a circular central red enamel medallion bearing the Bulgarian lion rampant within a white enamel ring inscribed in silver letters ‘ЭА ГРАЖДАНСКА ЗАСЛУГА’ (for Civil Merit); the reverse with a circular central medallion bearing stripes of white, green and red enamel, the national colours of Bulgaria, within a white enamel ring inscribed in silver letters with the date ‘2 ABГУCTЪ 1891’ (2 August 1891); old repair to the inner edge of the white enamel ring of the face by the last two letters (ГА) of the circumscription; on original triangular ribbon with slight traces of old label glue. The Order for Civil Merit was instituted on 2 August 1891 to be conferred only on civilians and for exemplary service or acts of merit earning the gratitude of the country. This example is a rare one from the Regency period that followed the installation of a Communist-dominated government and was awarded only from 9 September 1944 until 1946 when it was replaced by the Republican issue. A good example of a rare issue of the Order.

 
Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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Royal Order for Civil Merit, V class, rare Regency issue, 1944-1946
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