Order of Cultural Merit, II 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 II Class Breast Star were granted a monetary award of 1200 lei (300 USD) and three additional days of paid leave.
There may be additional versions of the II 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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