Romania - Republic of: Order of Military Merit, 2nd Class, R.S.R. 1965-1989 issue, in fitted embossed case of issue.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
The Order was instituted in 1954 in three classes and at the same time as the Medal of Military Merit (Medalia Meritul Militar) to reward 15, 20 and 25 years’ blameless service in the Romanian Armed Forces. The 3rd class was bronze, the 2nd class silvered and the 1st class gilt. In 1965, when the name of the state was changed to the Romanian Socialist Republic, the letters ‘RSR’ replaced ‘RPR’. The Order was suppressed at the end of 1989.