Order for Military Valour

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BULGARIA

A 1st Class Set of the 1st Type: white enameled, 73x52 mm, gilt-silver neck cross, with crossed swords between the arms; red enameled centre medallion with golden, crowned lion, green enameled outer circlet with cyrillic, Bulgarian inscription “To the Valour” in gold lettering; red enameled, reverse centre medallion with gilt Tsar’ s monogram; green enameled outer circlet with cyrillic, Bulgarian inscription “Prince of Bulgaria” and “1879” also in gold lettering; ornated upper loop and hinged royal
(princely) crown; round ring and tapering, pearled ribbon ring, with a length of original ribbon (from an unsewn trifold ribbon of a lower class of the Order); convex, white enameled (hairline cracks to the lower, left tip, without any loss of enamel), gilt bronze breast star, 68 mm, with crossed swords between the arms; red enameled centre medallion with golden, crowned lion, green enameled outer circlet with cyrillic, Bulgarian inscription “To the Valour” in gold lettering, enclosed within a further, diamond-cut silver circlet; smooth reverse with a round nut retaining the obverse centre and vertical, broad pin.
A very rare set of this high order rewarding the valour in the field, very fine condition. This order, instituted on April 17th 1879 by Prince Alexander, was destined to reward outstanding, and exceptional acts of valour during wartime. It was also award to foreigners, serving in armies allied of Bulgaria. I RR!

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