Order of Tudor Vladimirescu, III Class Breast Star (in silver)
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It is stamped on the reverse with a silver hallmark and the mark of the Monetaria Statului ("MS").
The Order of Tudor Vladimirescu was established in 1966. It was named in honour of Tudor Vladimirescu, the Romanian revolutionary figure and leader of the Wallachian Uprising of 1821. It was conferred upon Romanian civilians and military personnel in recognition of contributions to the establishment of socialism Romania. It could also be awarded to foreigners for maintaining the security of the Socialist Republic and for establishing cooperative international relations, but it was permanently suppressed after the collapse of the Socialist Republic in 1989.
Recipients of the III Class Breast Star were granted a monetary award of 1500 lei (375 USD) and two additional days of paid leave.
There are three versions of the III Class Breast Star. The widely awarded version was composed of silvered metal (possibly tombac), but there are others that are composed entirely of silver. There was also a version for foreigners that was smaller in size. All versions have green enamel in the medallion.
See also the Medal of Tudor Vladimirescu in the Medals & Decorations of the Romanian People's Republic & Romanian Socialist Republic (1947-1989) for the medal that was created alongside the Order of Tudor Vladimirescu.
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