Order of Cultural Merit, III 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 III Class Breast Star were granted a monetary award of 800 lei (200 USD) and two additional days of paid leave.
There may be additional versions of the III 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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