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|Posted by: Carol I January 30, 2004 10:45 pm|
| Does anyone know what medal or badge is this one?
|Posted by: Geto-Dacul January 31, 2004 04:29 pm|
| I saw it on eBay, but have no idea of what it could be. The cross is identical to the "Trecerea Dunarii - 1877". However, the ribbon is British style.
|Posted by: Carol I January 31, 2004 10:02 pm|
Actually it is quite far from that one even neglecting the enamel (see below).
I agree that the ribbon is in the British style, but the monogram in the centre looks very Romanian. Could it be a regimental badge transformed into a medal? As far as I know the use of such badges was discontinued after the overthrow of Carol II and therefore there should not be any badges with Mihai's monogram.
I wonder if it has anything written on the back.
|Posted by: boonicootza February 01, 2004 12:05 am|
There is nothing on the back...
|Posted by: Carol I February 01, 2004 12:16 am|
|It's too simple to be an order, it does not seem described anywhere ...|
|Posted by: Geto-Dacul February 01, 2004 03:59 am|
|The arms of the cross are on the pattern of the Trecerea Dunarii... Of course it has the white enamel... I do not think that it could be a regimental award ; instead, there's the possibility that this award may be something of the type "Bene Merenti" or "Casei Domnitoare", something strictly related to the Royal House...|
|Posted by: Carol I February 01, 2004 10:51 am|
| Were there any more awards of the royal house except the Order for Merit, the Order of the Ruling House and the Bene Merenti Order? I don't know any. Furthermore, the decorations of the ruling house were no longer awarded after the overthrow of Carol II, so there should not be any with Mihai's monogram.
Anyhow, this badge was bought by 4mygal. Do you know him? Can you ask him what is it?
|Posted by: Cuza February 01, 2004 09:30 pm|
| [quote="Carol I"]Were there any more awards of the royal house except the Order for Merit, the Order of the Ruling House and the Bene Merenti Order? I don't know any. Furthermore, the decorations of the ruling house were no longer awarded after the overthrow of Carol II, so there should not be any with Mihai's monogram.
The Bene Merenti order was replaced by the Order of St. George on 3/8/40. Since Carol II abdicated in Sept 1940 and Mihai did not award any, they are very rare. Pic of 1st and 2d class attached.
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|Posted by: Carol I February 01, 2004 10:03 pm|
The Order of St. George was intended as a purely military war order that would bridge the gap between the Order of Michael the Brave and the national orders that were awarded in time of war. As Romania was not involved in 1940 in any war, the badges bearing Carol II's monogram were only produced but not awarded. Then the use of the carlist orders was discontinued (even though they were never oficially disbanded). Therefore the order of St. George is considered only a project, not a full order. (according to F. Marinescu's work)
Thank you very much for the images. These badges are very rare indeed.
|Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR February 15, 2004 05:19 am|
| [quote]Does anyone know what medal or badge is this one?
I beleive that this piece is a Regimental jetton medal. The initials are BGR and not BRG. BGR for Brigazi Garda Regala or Brigade Guard Royal. Issued during the time of King Michael as noted by the cypher. White enamel is the regimental color for the Palace Guard Regiment which was one of the Regiments making up the BGR. The cross indicates a reserve officer.
|Posted by: Carol I February 15, 2004 08:25 am|
|Thanks for identifying this cross.|
|Posted by: Geto-Dacul February 15, 2004 05:13 pm|
| You did a great job "REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR"!
Also, do you know how scarce could be an item like this? And was it manufactured during 1941-1944 or 1944-1947?
|Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR June 26, 2004 03:14 am|
|Posted by: mihai June 26, 2004 03:35 pm|
| I think This monogram "B.G.R"mean Batalionul Garda Regala Palase Guard Batalion.
I saw This Badge for the first time.
|Posted by: Carol I November 23, 2005 03:27 pm|
| King Mihai delivering a speech at the opening of the parliament in 1946. On the left side of the chest he appears to wear the 'BRG badge'.
|Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR January 19, 2006 03:53 am|
| BGR Medal.
I read in Klietmann's Book "Phaleristik Rumanien", Berlin, 1975, page 85, that the BGR Medal is considered the same as a regimental 7 year badge. It is a badge of honour Instituted by King Michael I on 27th July 1943. This badge was given by the King to officers of the Royal Guard Battalion who had served for at least six years or who had served for four years if they had seen active service at the front.