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    von weltzin
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    A while back I purchased this Medal from a well-known Online auction. The seller did not know what it was, now I wish to at least learn what Language is written on the Medal.
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    #17340
    jb floyd
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    The center appears to be the surround from a Bulgarian Civil Merit Order, but the star is that of the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword.

    #17341
    von weltzin
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    Jeff, you are correct……This Medal appears to have both Portuguese and Bulgarian attributes. However I cannot think of any reason why the two Nationalities would be combined, other than could it be a sample produced by the jeweler that made these items?

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    ed muller
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    I agree with what Jeff said mostly except:

    1. The inscription appears to be an attempt at the inscription "For Military Merit" from the Military Merit Order.
    Za Voenna Zasluga (in Cyrillic = За Военна Заслуга) written in an old fashioned style script is the obverse legend on those badges.

    2. The entire center piece is upside down. The three stars at the top should be at the bottom, and the center symbol is an "F" (Cyrillic = Ф). The larger end is at the bottom on the Bulgarian original.

    3. The background enamel color should be either white or green.

    If the center has those differences from the original (color, the script is rather poor) it might just be a fantasy piece or a theater or movie prop, created by a jeweler to fool the eye.

    Ed M

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