Order of Freedom

Rispondi
Avatar utente
filo
Moderatore
Messaggi: 6342
Iscritto il: 02 apr 2010
Località: Tuscany (Italy)

Order of Freedom

Messaggio da filo » sab mar 03, 2018 6:00 pm

Order of Freedom (Urdhëri i Lirisë).

The Order of Freedom was established on October 13, 1945 in three classes as a reward for those who have distinguished themselves through great acts of patriotism and extraordinary merit for the strengthening of socialism.

The first class of the order was the highest order in Albania and ranked below the Hero titles and was awarded to citizens, collectives, governmental organizations, and social organizations that performed acts of great patriotic merit towards the security of liberty and the territory of the nation as well as to those who have performed great services for the Party, nation and the people towards the reinforcement of socialism.

The second class was awarded to citizens, collectives, governmental organizations, and social organizations for proven fidelity and great contribution towards the liberty and independence for the people. It was also awarded for excellent organization and direction in governmental and social sectors and for excellent labor contributions towards productivity in numerous economic sectors as well as scientific research.

The third class was awarded to citizens, collectives, governmental organizations, and social organizations for fidelity and valuable contributions to the people towards freedom and independence. It was also awarded for excellent organization and direction in public and social sectors and for excellent labor contributions towards successful productivity in numerous economic sectors.

All three classes were made of gilt nickel silver, gilt bronze, gilt brass or plain nickel silver or white metal. Badges made by Präwema all exhibit a characteristic raised vertical line on the reverse below the screwpost.

First Class: Gilt pentagonal plaque 44 mm across upon which is a red enameled star, at the center, a separately attached white silver medallion with a figure of Liberty breaking chain surrounded by a stylized gold wreath.
Type 1: Screw back
Var. 1: Made by IKOM
Var. 2: Made by Mennica Państwowa
Var. 3: Made by Präwema

Type 2: Pin back
Var. 1: Made by Präwema
Var. 2: Made in Albania

Second Class: Similar to the 1st class, however, the wreath is gilt and the pentagonal plaque is white silver.
Type 1: Screw back
Var. 1: Made by IKOM
Var. 2: Made by Mennica Państwowa
Var. 3: Made by Präwema

Type 2: Pin back
Var. 1: Made by Präwema
Var. 2: Made in Albania

Third Class: Similar to the 2nd class, however, the entire badge is white silver. The central medallion is grayed silver.
Type 1: Screw back
Var. 1: Made by IKOM
Var. 2: Made by Mennica Państwowa
Var. 3: Made by Präwema

Type 2: Pin back
Var. 1: Made by Präwema
Var. 2: Made in Albania

Cattura.JPG
First Class Ikom Zagreb.
002.jpg
003.jpg


[50 :arrow: viewtopic.php?p=587046#p587046
Non hai i permessi necessari per visualizzare i file allegati in questo messaggio.
Sii il vento, e non la foglia - С уважением, filo [hatt

komsomol
Moderatore
Messaggi: 1392
Iscritto il: 18 mar 2014

Re: Order of Freedom

Messaggio da komsomol » sab mar 03, 2018 6:48 pm

Thank for this expose. This order is scarcer than its counterparts, and I never saw any diploma for it.

Avatar utente
filo
Moderatore
Messaggi: 6342
Iscritto il: 02 apr 2010
Località: Tuscany (Italy)

Re: Order of Freedom

Messaggio da filo » dom mar 04, 2018 4:15 pm

Seb [hatt
Actually, I have not seen many diplomas, not even the other two classes.

:!: Peso senza noce - Weight without nut = 22.700g
Sii il vento, e non la foglia - С уважением, filo [hatt

Avatar utente
rocketscientist
Moderatore
Messaggi: 2232
Iscritto il: 17 giu 2007
Località: Piemonte

Re: Order of Freedom

Messaggio da rocketscientist » mer mar 07, 2018 1:14 am

This is one of my favourite orders from Albania, I like the the figure breaking the chains, in the IKOM variation it is much sharper and detailed than Prawema, I think. I have a third class from IKOM in my collection since some years.
Albania-Order of freedom-3 class-detail.jpg
Non hai i permessi necessari per visualizzare i file allegati in questo messaggio.

Rispondi