Order of Cultural Merit, I Class Breast Star
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The Order of Cultural Merit was conferred upon Romanian citizens in recognition of achievements in a variety of cultural fields including art and literature. It was permanently suppressed following the collapse of the Socialist Republic in 1989.
Recipients of the I Class Breast Star were granted a monetary award of 1600 lei (400 USD) and four additional days of paid leave.
There may be additional versions of the I Class Breast Star that differ in composition.
See also the Medal of Cultural Merit in the Medals & Decorations of Romanian People's Republic & Romanian Socialist Republic (1947-1989) for the medal that was created alongside this order.
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