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Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
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Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
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Group of six miniatures and corresponding ribbon bar:

Order of Military Merit with Gold Sword (Orden za Vojne Zasluge sa Zlatnim Macevima), rare 6-torch version. 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 silver swords and six upright gilt torches with red enamel flames, all imposed on a circular green and gilt laurel wreath; the reverse plain;20.55mm (0.81 inch).

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. It is now redundant.

Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star (Orden Narodne Armije sa Srebrnom Zvijezdom). Five-pointed silver star, each arm with a longer bifurcated ray continuing from a shorter, wider bifurcated ray, two points between each arm, with loop for suspension; the face with a circular silver central medallion imposed on an upright sword, a silver plaque in relief bearing the three-quarter length figures of three soldiers facing right, armed with a rifle, a spade and a heavy hammer respectively, all within a gilt-edged circular white enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘JUGOSLOVENSKA NARODNA ARMIJA * ODBRANA OTADZBINE’ (Yugoslav People’s Army * Defence of the Homeland); the reverse plain; diameter 20.54mm (0.81 inch).

The Order was instituted on 29 December 1951 in three classes and initially awarded to military who had distinguished themselves in the war against occupying Axis powers from 1941 to 1945.

Order of Military Merit with Silver Sword (Orden za Vojne Zasluge sa Srebrnim Macevima), rare 6-torch version, silver. 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 silver swords and six upright gilt torches with red enamel flames, all imposed on a circular laurel wreath; the reverse plain; diameter 20.42mm (0.8 inch).

For the history of the Order, see above.

Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Yugoslav Peoples Army (Medalja 30. godina Jugoslovenske Narodne Armije), 1941-1971. Circular gilt bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with an escutcheon with stippled cut-outs to create the image of a row of three soldiers in relief in front of a row of four soldiers, dated 1941-1971 above, a stylised laurel wreath below; the reverse plain; diameter 18.4mm (0.72 inch).

The medal was instituted in 1971 and awarded to the Armed Forces to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Partisan Army in German-occupied Yugoslavia.

30 Years of Victory over Fascism Medal (Medalja 30. godina Pobede nad Fasizmom), 1945-1975. Circular gilt bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a fist holding a rifle and a flaming torch within a circular laurel wreath imposed on crossed standards with five-pointed stars between; the reverse plain; diameter 16.51mm (0.65 inch).

The medal was instituted in 1975 to mark the 30th anniversary of the victory over the Axis forces.

Medal for the 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav Peoples Army (Medalja 40. godina Jugoslovenske Narodne Armije), 1941-1981. Circular gilt bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of President Marshal Josip Broz Tito, stylised laurel leaves to either side; the reverse plain; diameter 18.1mm (0.71 inch).

The medal was instituted in 1981 and awarded to the Armed Forces to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Partisan Army in German-occupied Yugoslavia.

The medals are on original double bar mounted for wear.  With a corresponding ribbon bar mounted for wear.  In a large fitted case.

 
Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
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Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
Click to enlarge
Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
Click to enlarge
Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
Click to enlarge
Group of six miniatures and ribbon bar: Orders of Military Merit with Gold and Silver Sword, Order of the People’s Army with Silver Star, Medals for the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Yugoslav People’s Army and 30 Years of Victory over Fascism, cased
Click to enlarge
 
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