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Posted by: dragos03 November 14, 2005 09:27 pm
The first official school-related awards were established in 1898. There were three different medals initially:
- "Rasplata muncii pentru invatamantul primar" (Reward for labor in primary schools)
- "Rasplata muncii pentru invatamantul secundar" (Reward for labor in secondary schools)
- "Rasplata muncii pentru invatamantul profesional" (Reward for labor in professional schools)

Each medal had two classes, silver and gold.

In 1906 these medals were merged into one, "Rasplata muncii pentru invatamant", also with two classes. The medal was abolished in 1931, when the "Cultural merit" medal and order were created.

I have only one of these medals in my collection, a "Rasplata muncii pentru invatamantul primar" 2nd Class without ribbon. The medal is signed "Carniol fiul".

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Anybody else has more of these rare medals?

Posted by: dragos03 November 14, 2005 09:50 pm
Another category of school medals were the medals awarded to pupils (school prizes). There were three prizes: 1st prize (gold), 2nd prize (silver) and 3rd prize (bronze).

The most common of thse medals are the Carol II type, in several variants. But i've also seen Carol I type (various variants, the oldest i've seen is a table medal) and young Mihai I type (before 1930). I don't know if there are such medals with Ferdinand and later medals with Mihai I (after 1940).

Here are two prizes, Carol II type, a 1st and a 2nd prize. The bust of the king and the reverse layout are different. The name of the ministry is also different: "Ministerul instructiunii" on the 1st prize and "Ministerul educatiunii nationale" on the 2nd prize.

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Posted by: dragos03 November 16, 2005 07:00 pm
There is another official medal that i forgot about.

The medal "Rasplata muncii pentru constructii scolare" (Reward for school building) was established in 1923. It had three classes and the ribbon was white with red stripes.

Here is a 3rd class, with wrong ribbon (from Rusty Knight, http://rustyknight.topcities.com/Romlaboraward.htm):

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Posted by: boonicootza November 16, 2005 07:51 pm
School medals from Mihai I first reign

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IIRC images are from http://www.vicmart.com/ext/en/

Posted by: Cuza November 17, 2005 02:06 pm
Set of Ferdinand

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Posted by: Cuza November 17, 2005 02:08 pm
Two different Carol I

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Posted by: Cuza November 20, 2005 10:26 pm
Secundar with FX Pawlik FEC on the obverse and Josef Resch FII on the reverse

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Posted by: Carol I November 24, 2005 09:57 pm
Carol II medal (from okazii)

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Posted by: dragos03 December 04, 2005 04:34 pm
Another school prize, from 1904, with the young prince Carol II (from Romanian royal effigies on medals):

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Posted by: dragos03 December 19, 2005 05:15 pm
A school prize from the 1899/1900 school year (from okazii). Great motto: "Lumineaza-te si vei fi".

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Posted by: boonicootza December 19, 2005 06:19 pm
1900/1901

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Posted by: Carol I December 19, 2005 06:36 pm
QUOTE (dragos03 @ Dec 19 2005, 06:15 PM)
A school prize from the 1899/1900 school year (from okazii). Great motto: "Lumineaza-te si vei fi".

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Dragos, do you know who was the maker of the medal you posted?

Posted by: dragos03 December 19, 2005 06:57 pm
I don't know the maker. It is hard to tell from the pic, it is too small.

Posted by: boonicootza December 22, 2005 08:21 am
Another one: Bucuresti 1907. Was on sale on eBay

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Posted by: boonicootza December 22, 2005 08:34 am
Second Price Carol II. I don't know if it's school related.

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Posted by: b737 January 03, 2006 11:53 am
Do you know this ones?
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Posted by: Carol I January 03, 2006 12:01 pm
QUOTE (b737 @ Jan 3 2006, 12:53 PM)
Do you know this ones?

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Boonicootza has http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=2665&view=findpost&p=44313 the images of a medal similar to the one on the left in your photos.

Posted by: b737 January 03, 2006 01:13 pm
I found another one..

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Posted by: dragos03 January 19, 2006 03:28 pm
Another one, a table medal offered as a drawing/calligraphy prize (from okazii):

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Posted by: boonicootza January 20, 2006 10:05 am
A nice enamel badge from eBay

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Posted by: aviatiadasenzatia January 23, 2006 11:21 am
QUOTE (dragos03 @ Dec 19 2005, 05:15 PM)
A school prize from the 1899/1900 school year (from okazii). Great motto: "Lumineaza-te si vei fi".

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Here's the same medal in different metal (I guess is silver).
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Posted by: dragos03 March 02, 2006 11:44 pm
Another type of Carol II prize, 1st Class (from okazii):

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Posted by: dragos03 April 20, 2006 09:29 pm
An article published in BSNR no. 129-130 ("Invatamantul oglindit in medalistica romaneasca" de Eugen F. Teodoreanu, Virgil Z. Teodorescu) lists 55 different types of school prizes awarded between 1811 and 1941 by the state and various schools.

The oldest one is a silver medal awarded in 1811, with the text: "Acordata de scoala greceasca din Bucuresti pentru virtute si studiu."


Posted by: dragos03 October 04, 2006 01:26 pm
Some of the school medals are extremely rare, since were awarded in limited numbers. For example, only 146 Medals of Reward for Labour in Primary Schools (Rasplata Muncii pentru Invatamantul Primar) of all classes were awarded. That makes these medals rarer than a Michael the Brave order, for example.

Posted by: boonicootza July 30, 2008 01:25 pm
Three of my school medals, two Primary School first class, both signed Carniol Fiul but different dies and a Secondary School second class.

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Posted by: boonicootza August 24, 2008 11:00 am
1901-1902 School award for sale on http://www.okazii.ro/catalog/6252280/obiecte-colectie/numismatica/medalii-romania/medalie-PREMIUL-CLASA-1901-1902.html#div_photo

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Posted by: Tyke October 22, 2008 11:24 pm
A medal in my collection from the V. Negrut school of gymnastics and shooting. There is an accent under the "t" but I can not type that in.

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This medal is listed in Groner ("Rumanische Medaillen, 1600 - 1900") but without any date attribution, so that would mean it is from 1900 or earlier.
I can find no reference to it in Buzdugan & Niculita ("Medalii si plachete romanesti")

Can anyone enlighten me regarding "V. Negrut"? Was this a person, or maybe a location?

Any comments on the ribbon? It looks to have been on the medal for some time, but then in excess of 100 years is ample time for a previous owner to attach an unrelated ribbon they had lying around.

Posted by: Tyke March 09, 2009 11:43 pm
QUOTE (Tyke @ October 22, 2008 11:24 pm)
Can anyone enlighten me regarding "V. Negrut"?  Was this a person, or maybe a location?

Any comments on the ribbon?  It looks to have been on the medal for some time, but then in excess of 100 years is ample time for a previous owner to attach an unrelated ribbon they had lying around.

Is there no Forum member with any thoughts on "V. Negrut" at all?

No fellow collector with any comments on the ribbon either?

Alan in Bradford

Posted by: Tyke June 13, 2010 10:13 pm
A school medal, 2nd Prize, from Mihai I first reign, from my collection.

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The "ribbon" that is on the medal is interesting. It has obviously been with the medal for quite some time. The exterior is faded but inside the folded part is golden yellow in colour. Here is a close up view of the material.

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Is it possible that this "ribbon" is some form of military rank braid. Perhaps the child's father was in the army? Opinions from Forum members would be appreciated.

Alan in Bradford

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