DECORATIONS – ORDERS, SYMBOLS, MEDALS, BADGES, PLAQUETTES
The collection “Decorations” is the richest collection of Bulgarian and foreign orders, medals and symbols in Bulgaria. Its wealth consists of the variety of rare emissions, the possession of the highest classes and their single orders, the extreme aspectual diversity. The museum is owner of the personal collections of the Bulgarian rulers after 1879; of the superior generals- D.Nikolaev, N. Ivanov, R. Petrov, M. Savov, R. Dimitriev, N. Genev, Al. Protogerov St.Tochev, Vl. Stoichev, P. Panchevski, Iv. Mihailov; of statesmen – St. Stambolov, K. Stoilov, of hundreds of Bulgarian soldiers, non- commissioned officers and officers, participants in five wars in a period of 67 years.
In the collection are completed the highest decorations of the European countries from the end of XIX c. to the middle of XX c. 35 countries from Europe are presented with their decorations, 6 countries from Asia and 3 from America.
The collection represents a stage of researches and a historical parallel of the national and military histories and a symbolism for a period of 150 years.
The collection started its completion since 1916.