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WWI Bulgaria Mil. Merit Grand Order WREATH 2

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See scan – perfect condition. This is a nice and extremely rare Bulgarian Royal order for Military Merit – Grand Cross / 1st Class neck badge and breast star set with war decoration green wreath awarded only for extreme courage during combat. The Cross has its original neck ribbon, but was also intended for to be attached to a sash. This is the earliest King Ferdinand I issue of the Military Merit order Grand Cross with extremely large dimensions and measures 74 mm between the arms. Most likely awarded during the Balkan wars with Turkey, Serbia / Yugoslavia, Greece and Romania 1912-1913 or right at the start of WWI in 1915. The breast star is 8 ray one and again measures about 100mm across arms. The star also has attached green war decorations wreath and superb enamel work. Such large Military Merit order 1st Class Grand Cross set with war decoration wreath had been awarded no more to about 10-15 Bulgarian Generals and highest ranking Army staff. During WWI Bulgaria was an Imperial German / Germany war ally and several highest ranking German Generals had also received those highest classes of Bulgarian orders. Absolutely scarce military / militaria collector piece and one of the rarest WWI Bulgarian orders and order sets / groups.


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