Medal of Faithful Service
|Medal of Faithful Service
Medalia națională "Serviciul Credincios"
Third Class Medal of Faithful Service, civil division (modern version)
|Awarded by The King of the Romanians
(1878 - 1947)
The President of Romania
|Type||Multiple classes civil and military national medal (listed from lowest to highest):
|Eligibility||(1) Civil, military; (2) military units; (3) foreign citizens|
|Awarded for||(1) Exceptional civil and military services to the Romanian State and the Romanian people; (2) For special acts in time of peace or for heroic acts in time of war; (3) For contributing to the development of the friendship relations with Romania, or for other exceptional services to the Romanian State and the Romanian People|
|Next (higher)||Cross of Faithful Service|
|Next (lower)||National Medal for Merit|
|Related||Order of Faithful Service|
Ribbon bar of the medal
The Medal of Faithful Service (Romanian: Medalia națională "Serviciul Credincios") was instituted by King Carol I in April 1878. In early 1948, together with the Order, Cross and all the traditional Romanian orders was disbanded by the communist authorities.
In 2000 it was re-instituted together with the Order and Cross, as a three class medal. It is the second most important award for people without higher education, the equivalent of the Order of Faithful Service.
- World Medal Index - Republic of Romania: Medal of Faithful Service