Orders, Decorations and Medals of Albania

Acknowledgements, Links and References


The assistance of Eric Shena for his wonderful book and generosity in sharing information and pictures is acknowledged, as is Lukasz Gaszewski - having visited this site he kindly sent me an e-mail packed with information about Albanian awards, and followed this up with a collection of images to enhance these pages. Erich Lenz, Emmanuel Halleux and Kris Johnston (of JKMilitaria) have also sent me pictures, and Erich was good enough to send me a copy of his OMSA article. Thierry Jacquemot sent several pictures of Orders he collected in the Balkans.

Grateful thanks to La Galerie Numismatique, Medal-Medaille, Morton & Eden, Carsten Zeige, Spink&Son, La Galerie Numismatique and San Giorgio Auction House who have permitted the use of images from their catalogues.


President of Albania - Dekorimet (archived)

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Albania Page 1 Page 2

Christopher J. Buyers - The Royal Ark: Albania

Lukasz Gaszewski - Orders and Medals of the People's Republic of Albania 1945-90

Ilja Repetski - World Awards: Albania

Eric Semon - Les Décorations de l'Albanie

Will Shade - Medals of Albania (archived)

Sven Vik - World Orders and Medals: Albania

Mario Volpe - Tavole ordini ALBANIA e MONTENEGRO

Yuri Yashnev - For Merit: Albania

Medalj - ODM of present Republic of Albania

Wikipedia - Orders, Decorations and Medals of Albania

Albanian Royal Family - Royal Decorations and Warrants (archived August 2018)

MedalBook - Albania

Text References

Ball, R.W.D., and Peters, P. (1994) Military Medals, Decorations & Orders of the United States & Europe: A photographic study to the beginning of WW2. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Barrio, A.P. (2015) New Awards for New Missions Madrid.

Hieronymussen, P. (1967) Orders, Medals and Decorations of Britain and Europe Blandford, London.

Lame, A. (2010) Medaljet Shqiptare - Albanian Medals Tirana, (vol. I: 1914-1944 / vol. II: 1945-2002).

Lenz, E. (1998) The Albanian Commemorative Medal of 24 December 1924. The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America 49:31-32.

Shena, E. (2006) The Decorations of Socialist Albania 2nd Ed.

Stair Sainty, G. & Heydel-Mankoo, R. (Eds) (2006) World Orders of Knighthood and Merit Burke's Peerage and Gentry.

World Medals Index ODM of Albania Ribbons Text List

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