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The Medal of the Crown - Second Class in silver.

The Medal of the Crown: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 9th September 1948 to recognise personal services to the King and to the Crown. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Revived by King Norodom Sihanouk on 5th October 1995.
 

Medals of the Reign of King Norodom I - First Class in gold, obverse (L) and reverse (R).

The Medal of the Reign of King Norodom I: instituted by King Norodom I as part of the Royal Order of Cambodia which later evolved into a separate decoration, reformed by King Sisowath I, King Sisowath Monivong, and by King Norodom Sihanouk. Conferred in recognition of personal services to the sovereign or in the Royal Household, for outstanding merit and in commemoration of specific events associated with the life and reign of the King, including coronations, jubilees and anniversaries. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, later in silver-gilt, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). The medal ranked immediately after the Royal Order of Cambodia. Obsolete 1904.
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Medals of the Reign of Sisowath - First Class in silver-gilt (C), and Sisowath Monivong - Third Class in bronze (R).

The Medal of the Reign of King Sri Suvatta I (Sisowath I): instituted by King Sisowath I on 28th April 1926 and subsequently reformed. Conferred in recognition of personal services to the sovereign or in the Royal Household, for outstanding merit and in commemoration of specific events associated with the life and reign of the King, including coronations, jubilees and anniversaries. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in silver-gilt, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1927.
The Medal of the Reign of King Sri Suvatta Muni Varman (Sisowath Monivong): instituted by King Sisowath Monivong on 20th July 1928. Conferred in recognition of personal services to the sovereign or in the Royal Household, for outstanding merit and in commemoration of specific events associated with the life and reign of the King, including coronations, jubilees and anniversaries. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in silver-gilt, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1941.
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Medals of the Reign of King Norodom Sihanouk - Second Class in silver (L) and Third Class in bronze (R).

The Medal of the Reign of King Naradhama Simhahanu Varman (Norodom Sihanouk): instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 28th October 1941. Conferred in recognition of personal services to the sovereign or in the Royal Household, for outstanding merit and in commemoration of specific events associated with the life and reign of the King, including coronations, jubilees and anniversaries. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in silver-gilt, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1955. Revived by King Norodom Sihanouk on 5th October 1995.
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Medals of the Reign of King Norodom Suramarit - Second Class in silver (L) and Third Class in bronze (R).

The Medal of the Reign of King Naradhama Suramarta (Norodom Suramarit): instituted by King Norodom Suramarit on 5th March 1955. Conferred in recognition of personal services to the sovereign or in the Royal Household, for outstanding merit and in commemoration of specific events associated with the life and reign of the King, including coronations, jubilees and anniversaries. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in silver-gilt, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1960.
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The Souvenir Medal.

The Souvenir Medal (or the Medal of Royal Remembrance) (Meday Anussara): instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 4th October 1951 to recognise noble acts of selflessness. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Further services may be recognised by the award of up to three stars in gold, silver or bronze. Revived by King Norodom Sihanouk on 5th October 1995.
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The National Defence Medal
First Class in gold - type III (L), Second Class in silver - type III (C), Third Class in bronze - type I (R).

The National Defence Medal: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 9th September 1948 to recognise those mentioned-in-despatches for acts of brave conduct in the defence of the country, the attainment and maintenance of its independence and territorial integrity of the fatherland. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold - limited to those holding the second and third class, 2. Second Class in silver - limited to those holding the third class, and 3. Third Class in bronze). The first class enjoys precedence immediately after the fourth class of the Royal Order of Cambodia. A bronze star is awarded for each mention-in-dispatches at the brigade or regimental level, a silver star for the divisional level, and a gilt star for the corps level. Bronze palms are awarded for a mention at the army level. In exceptional circumstances, the medal may be awarded to civilians who have shown like manner of bravery while assisting or serving the defence forces or national police.
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The Order of Industrial Merit - breast star.

The Order of Industrial Merit: founded by King Norodom Sihanouk on 15th January 1966 to recognise and promote the industrialisation of Cambodia, rewarding management and excellence in manufacturing, mining and other industries. Awarded in five classes (1. Maha Sirivudha-Mohaséreivath or Grand Cross, 2. Mahasena-Mohaséna or Grand Officer, 3. Adipati-Thibadin or Commander, 4. Séna or Officer and 5. Askararidha-Assarith or Knight). Obsolete 1970.
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The Medal for Faithful Service - Second Class (L) and the Medal Merit for Labour - Second Class (R).

The Medal for Faithful Service (Meday Sevea Phokdei): founded by King Norodom Sihanouk on 15th June 1966 to recognise loyal, dedicated and honest service by civil servants and government employees. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class - a circular silver-gilt medal worn from a necklet, 2. Second Class - a circular silver-gilt medal worn from a medal ribbon with rosette, and 3. Third Class - a circular silver-gilt medal worn from a plain medal ribbon without rosette).
The Medal of Merit for Labour: founded by King Norodom Sihanouk on 15th February 1966 to reward those in public service, state institutions and managers for their services in improving productivity, labour conditions or harmonious relations. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class - a silver-gilt and enamel badge worn from a necklet, 2. Second Class - a silver-gilt and enamel badge worn from a medal ribbon with rosette, and 3. Third Class - a silver-gilt and enamel badge worn from a plain medal ribbon without rosette). Obsolete 1970.
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The Prince Virasundra Medal - First Class in gold (L) and the Meritorious Service Medal - First Class in gold (L).

The Prince Virasundra Medal (Meday Brhat Virasundra or Medai Preah Vesandar): founded by King Norodom Sihanouk on 13th March 1966 as an award for upholding the Buddhist principles of truth and accountability above revenge, charitable donations and bequests to religious institutions and causes. Awarded in two classes (gold and silver) ranking immediately after the Medal of the Reign. Obsolete 1970.
The Meritorious Service Medal for Servants of the State: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 15th June 1966 to reward meritorious service in the civil ministries and government institutions. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gilded metal, 2. Second Class in silvered metal, and 3. Third Class in bronze).Obsolete 1970.
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The Medal for Loyalty & Devotion - Third Class in bronze (L) and the Cambodian Recogition Medal - Third Class in bronze (R).

The Medal for Loyalty and Devotion: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 15th June 1966 to reward loyal services to the Crown and the state of Cambodia. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gilded metal, 2. Second Class in silvered metal, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1970.
The Cambodian Recognition Medal (Meday Khemara Patekar): instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 15th December 1949 to recognise the services of those who assist in the relief of misery or suffering, especially benefactors of the National Aid Association and similar charitable institutions. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1970.
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The Medal of Work - First Class in gold (L), Medal of Cleanliness - Third Class in bronze (C) and the Cambodian Sports Medal - First Class in gold (R).

The Medal of Work: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 9th September 1948 to reward meritorious services in the organization of labour, professionalism and quality of craftsmanship. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Revived by King Norodom Sihanouk on 5th October 1995.
The Medal of Cleanliness: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 8th June 1958 as a reward for services to conservation, development of estates and properties, and the beautification of the environment. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Obsolete 1970.
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The National Construction Medal - Second Class in silver (L) and Third Class in bronze (R).

The National Construction Medal (Meday Sthapana Cheat): instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 30th June 1994 to recognise contributions towards the reconstruction and development of Cambodia in the wake of the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold - to those contributing between USD 10,000 and USD 100,000. 2. Second Class in silver - USD 5,000 - USD 10,000. 3. Third Class in bronze - USD 1,000 to USD 5,000). Those who contribute in excess of USD 100,000 may be awarded the First Class in gold together with the tile of Okhna. Accompanying the medal is the National Construction Certificate, created in the same decree and awarded to those who contribute between USD 500 and USD 1,000.
The Cambodian Sports Medal (Meday Khemara Kelarith): instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 9th September 1948 to reward meritorious services in the organization of sport, administration, outstanding achievement and sporting prowess. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Revived by King Norodom Sihanouk on 5th October 1995.
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Satrei Vathana Decoration - Second Class.

The Satrei Vathana Decoration: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 9th September 1948. A special decoration of rank and honour conferred on malr and female citizens of Cambodia who have given outstanding support to the promotion, education and development of women. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze). Revived by King Norodom Sihanouk on 5th October 1995.
The Military Service Medal: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk as a general and meritorious service award for members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. Awarded in three classes (1. First Class in gold, 2. Second Class in silver, and 3. Third Class in bronze).
The Sangkum Medal: instituten by King Norodom Sihanouk on 20th March 1964 a commemorative award for members of the Royal Khmer Socialist Youth Movement and Sangkum Reastr Niyum for the promotion of patriotism, public duty, loyalty and national pride or stamp out bribery and corruption. Awarded in a single class, a circular gilt medal.
The Medal of the Royal Crusade for Independence: insituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 17th November 1964 as a commemorative award for those who served his political movement, the Royal Crusade for Independence, and who assisted in the attainment of freedom from French rule. Awarded in six classes (1. First Class in gold with a diamond, 2. Second Class with an emerald, and 3. Third Class with a gold palm, 4. Fourth Class with a gold star, 5. Fifth Class with a silver star, and 6. Sixth Class with a bronze star). Obsolete 1970.
The Medal for the Construction of King Sisowath Monivong Bridge: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 21st May 1964 to recognise the services of all those who participated in and contributed to the construction of the King Sisowath Monivong Bridge. Awarded in a single class, a circular gilded bronze medal.
The Medal for the Construction of the Port of Sihanoukville: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 21st May 1964 to recognise the services of all those who participated in and contributed to the national project for the construction of the Port of Sihanoukville. Awarded in a single class, a circular gilded bronze medal.
The Medal for the Construction of the Natonal Olympic Stadium: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 21st May 1964 to recognise the services of all those who participated in and contributed towards the national project for the construction of the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh. Awarded in a single class, a circular gilded bronze medal.
The Medal for the Construction of Palaces: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 21st May 1964 to recognise the services of all those engaged in the building and resoration of the Royal Palaces and monuments. Awarded in a single class, an oval wreathed gilded bronze medal.
The Medal for the Construction of the Sihanoukville Railway: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 21st May 1964 to recognise the services of all those who participated in and contributed to the construction of the Railway between Phnom Penh and the new Port of Sihanoukville. Awarded in a single class, a circular gilded bronze medal.
The Medal for the Construction of Hydroelectric Dams: instituted by King Norodom Sihanouk on 21st May 1964 to recognise the services of all those who participated in and contributed to the national project for the construction of hydroelectric dams and national self-sufficiency in electric power. Awarded in a single class, a circular gilded bronze medal.
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