Instituted in 1900. Type I (1900-1937). In bronze gilt with red, white and green enamels, measuring 63.8 mm (w) x 95.5 mm (h) inclusive of its Imperial crown suspension in extremely fine condition.
The Order of Military Merit is a Bulgarian order during the Kingdom of Bulgaria and the Republic of Bulgaria. In is the third highest order in the Republic of Bulgaria along with the Order of Civil Merit and the Order of the Madara Rider. The order was established with a decree of the Knyaz on May 19, 1900, as a sign of the benevolence of the Monarch to the bravery of the Bulgarian army. It was similar to the Order of Civil Merit but made for military personnel. The order was given to military figures for immaculate service and special merit. It was established with six grades and in 1933, the Grand Cross was added.