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Orders, decorations, and medals of SFR Yugoslavia

 

Orders, decorations, and medals of SFR Yugoslavia

Orders, decorations, and medals of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were created during the Second World War and used throughout the existence of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The first decorations were created on March 15, 1943 and included the Order of the People's Hero, Order of the People's Liberation, Order of the Partisan Star, Order of the Brotherhood and Unity, Order for Bravery and Medal for Bravery.[1] By 1960 the total number of decorations increased to 42 and consisted of 35 orders, 6 medals and 1 commemorative medal. The designers of the Yugoslav orders and medals were Antun Augustinčić and Đorđe Andrejević Kun.

The original decorations are kept at the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

Contents

  • Orders 1
  • Medals 2
    • Commemorative medal 2.1
    • Other Medals 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Orders

Order Ribbon bar Date of establishment[2] Rank overall[3] Number awarded[2]
1. Order of the Yugoslav Star
  • Order of the Yugoslav Great Star
1 March 1961
1
127
  • Order of the Yugoslav Star with Sash
1 February 1954
6
159
  • Order of the Yugoslav Star with Golden Wreath
14
320
  • Order of the Yugoslav Star on Cravat
24
322
2. Order of Freedom
12 June 1945
2
7
3. Order of the People's Hero
15 August 1943
3
1,386
4. Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour
8 December 1948
4
114
5. Order of the People's Liberation
15 August 1943
5
262
6. Order of the War Banner
29 December 1951
7
205
7. Order of the Yugoslav Flag
  • Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Sash (I rank)
26 November 1947
8
1,421
  • Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Golden Wreath (II rank)
14 November 1955
19
1,300
  • Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Golden Star on Cravat (III rank)
26 November 1947
28
1,443
  • Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Golden Star (IV rank)
32
955
  • Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Silver Star (V rank)
35
769
8. Order of the Partisan Star
  • Order of the Partisan Star with Golden Wreath (I rank)
15 August 1943
9
627
  • Order of the Partisan Star with Silver Wreath (II rank)
17
1,531
  • Order of Partisan Star with Rifles (III rank)
29
10,384
9. Order of the Republic
  • Order of the Republic with Golden Wreath (I rank)
2 July 1960
10
1,150
  • Order of the Republic with Silver Wreath (II rank)
18
6,310
  • Order of the Republic with Bronze Wreath (III rank)
27
11,088
10. Order of Merits for the People
  • Order of Merits for the People with Golden Star (I rank)
9 June 1945
11
4,668
  • Order of Merits for the People with Silver Rays (II rank)
20
39,534
  • Order of Merits for the People with Silver Star (III rank)
30
282,864
11. Order of Brotherhood and Unity
  • Order of Brotherhood and Unity with Golden Wreath (I rank)
15 August 1943
12
3,870
  • Order of Brotherhood and Unity with Silver Wreath (II rank)
21
55,675
12. Order of the People's Army
  • Order of the People's Army with Laurer Wreath (I rank)
29 December 1951
13
536
  • Order of the People's Army with Golden Star (II rank)
22
9,137
  • Order of the People's Army with Silver Star (III rank)
31
45,384
13. Order of Labour
  • Order of Labor with Red Banner (I rank)
1 May 1945
15
7,096
  • Order of Labour with Golden Wreath (II rank)
25
36,338
  • Order of Labour with Silver Wreath (III rank)
33
182,910
14. Order of Military Merits
  • Order of Military Merits with Great Star (I rank)
29 December 1951
16
2,609
  • Order of Military Merits with Golden Swords (II rank)
26
24,141
  • Order of Military Merits with Silver Swords (III rank)
34
94,685
15. Order of Bravery
15 August 1943
23
120,636

Medals

Rank Medal Ribbon bar Date of establishment[2] Number awarded[2]
1 Medal for Bravery
15 August 1943
205,590
2 Medal for Merits for the People
9 June 1945
430,666
3 Medal of Labour
1 May 1945
133,233
4 Medal for Military Merits
1 January 1952
87,699
5 Medal for Military Virtues
29 December 1951
115,589
6 Medal for Merits
1955
845

Commemorative medal

Rank Commemorative medal Ribbon bar Date of establishment[2] Number awarded[2]
1 Commemorative Medal of the Partisans of 1941
14 September 1944
27,629

Instituted on 14 September 1944 for award to those actively involved in partisan or political units between 1941 and the end of WW2.

This Commemorative medal of the partisans of 1941 is considered to be outside of all the other listed medals and extremely rare.

Other Medals

Rank Medal Ribbon bar Date of establishment[2] Number awarded[2]
"Death to fascism, freedom to the people" Medal
1965
7,960
"10 Years of Yugoslav Army" Medal
1951
"20 Years of Yugoslav People's Army" Medal
1961
"30 Years of Yugoslav People's Army" Medal
1971
"30 Years of Victory over Fascism" Medal
1975
"40 Years of Yugoslav People's Army" Medal
1981
"50 Years of Yugoslav People's Army" Medal
1991
Distinguished Marksman Medal
1953
Medal for the participants of President Tito's Visit to India and Burma of 1954-1955
1955
1,200
Medals of the Association of Yugoslav Fighters in the International Brigades in Spain (two medals awarded together)
1956
250 each
UNICEF Medal
1958

See also

References

  1. ^ Sammler.ru: Производство наград (Russian)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Sammler.ru
  3. ^ Sammler.ru: Орденские планки

External links

  • Orders and Decorations of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 1945-90 by Lukasz Gaszewski, 2003
  • Sammler.ru: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • За заслуги... Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia © 2001-2003 Yuri Yashnev
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