Medal for Merit, Type IV, in Gold (with wreath 1946-1947)
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This medal founded by Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, and it was conferred upon Non-Commissioned personnel and civilians in recognition of merit or gallantry in peacetime and wartime.
The medal was instituted as a complimentary award to the Order of Merit.
The obverse inscription translates to "Bulgaria".
The reverse inscription translates to "For Merit".
It was awarded on a solid red ribbon for peacetime merit, and a blue ribbon with silver striped edges for wartime merit.
The Type IV medals were awarded during the Regency and Republican governments, and the medal design underwent a few modifications.
The medals issued by the Regency government were awarded from 1944-1946. They feature a rearing lion on the obverse, and may or may not have a surmounting Imperial crown.
The medals issued by the Republican government were awarded from 1946-1947. They feature a rearing lion on the obverse, and may or may not have a surmounting laurel wreath.
The Gold Medal was only awarded to high ranking Ministers and Officials that were already recipients of a I Class Bulgarian Order award.
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