Balkan War Victory Medal
of the Country's Upsurge)
medal for the Second
Balkan War was awarded liberally to both military soldiers and civilian
workers after the Romania's victory over Bulgaria in 1913.
The medal is made of silver and measures 33 mm in
planchet is suspended by a garland of laurel leaves. It also has a
stamped on the bottom edge of the medal. The significance of the
letter is unknown, however it is hypothesized that it is a mint mark
the city where it was made. There are examples with the letters
'C', 'R', and possibly others.
The obverse features an eagle with open
wings. The eagle is being
used to represent the throne of Romania, as it is adorned in the royal
items. The eagle holds a sword in its right claw, a scepter in
left, a cross in its beak, and the crown on its head. A central
displays a bust of King Carol I. Impressed around the bust is the
"CAROL I REGE AL ROMANIEI"
Carol I King of Romania
The text around the outside of the medal reads:
"IN AMINTIREA INALTATORULUI
In the name of the High
(Heavenly) King, in the
The reverse of the medal
depicts the Romanian
army crossing the Danube river into Bulgaria. It also shows an
holding a laurel crown in her outstretched hand.
The text runs across the top
half of the planchet,
DIN CARPATI PESTE DUNABELA
From the Carpathians, across
the Danube to the
The ribbon is blue, with an
and yellow stripe on each edge.