Order of Labour, I Class Breast Star (1948-1965)
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This version is hallmarked on the reverse ("worker with hammer") and stamped ("MS").
The Order of Labour was conferred upon Romanian civilians in recognition of excellent achievements in labour, which could include the increase of production quotas or the introduction of new and productive methods or technologies. 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 2000 lei (500 USD) and four additional days of paid leave.
There are two models of the I Class Breast Star. The first, awarded during the Romanian People’s Republic from 1948-1965, features the obverse inscription “RPR,” and the second, awarded during the Romanian Socialist Republic, features the obverse inscription “RSR.”
There may be additional versions of the I Class Breast Star that differ in composition.
See also the Labour Medal in the Medals & Decorations of the Romanian People's Republic & Romanian Socialist Republic (1947-1989).
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