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Boris Prister

Phaleristics Consultant (Medals)

   

Born in Zagreb 1950. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1974. Since 1975 he has been employed in the Historical Museum of Croatia, today the Croatian Historical Museum, as curator of the Collection of Decorations, the largest museum collection in the Republic of Croatia. In 1993, he achieved the status of museum consultant. He is the author of four catalogues of museum collections: Odlikovanja Povijesnog muzeja Hrvatske (Decorations of the Historical Museum of Croatia), 1984,and Odlikovanja Habsburške Monarhije iz Zbirke odlikovanja Veljka Malinara (Decorations of the Habsburg Monarhy from Decoration Collection of Veljko Malinar), 1991, Odlikovanja Nezavisne Države Hrvatske (Decorations of the Independent State of Croatia from Decoration Collection of Veljko Malinar), 1997, Odlikovanja Crne Gore, Srbije, Kraljevine Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca (Kraljevine Jugoslavije) i socijalističke Jugoslavije (Decorations of the Montenegro, and the Serbia, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians (the Kingdom of Yougoslavia), the Socialist Yougoslavia from Decoration Collection of Veljko Malinar), 2000.

He is the co-author (with Jelena Borošak-Marijanović) of the catalogue Sportske značke i odličja do Univerzijade 1987. (Sporting Badges and Awards before the 1987 University Games), 1987. Also, he is the co-author of the catalogue Novac, medalje i odlikovanja u Hrvatskoj 1848-1849. godine, Godina 1848. u Hrvatskoj (Coins, Medals and Orders in Croatia 1848-1849, The Year 1848 in Croatia), Zagreb, 1998., str. 56-61.

 

 

He has published predominantly in numismatic magazines: Numizmatičke vijesti, and Obol, gazettes of the Croatian Numismatic Society, where he is an active member. From 1989 until 1993 he acted as a voluntary Secretary of the Croatian Numismatic Society and since 1994 he has been editor-in-chief of the Obol magazine. Among his works dealing with decorations and medals there are:

Bibliography:

1984

- B. Prister, Decorations, Catalogue of the Museum's Collections XXI, Historical Museum of Croatia, Zagreb 1984,

1987

- J. Borošak-Marijanović, B. Prister, Sporting Badges and Awards before the 1987 University Games, The Exhibition's Catalogue of the Historical Museum of Croatia, Zagreb, 1987,

1988

- B. Prister, The Czehoslovakian Order of the White Lion and Medal of the White Lion, Numizmatika, Memorial Edition (1928-1988), Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1988, p.130-139,

1990

- B. Prister, The Hungaro-Croatian Order of the Dragon, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 43, Year 32nd, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1990, p. 103-112,

1991

- B. Prister, Decorations from Collection of Veljko Malinar, Part I (Decorations of the Habsburg Monarhy), Catalogue of Museum Collections № XXIV, Historical Museum of Croatia, Zagreb, 1991,
- B. Prister, Emblems of the Croatian Dragon Brothers Society, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 44, Year 33rd, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1991, p. 158-173,

1992

- B. Prister, Decorations for Military Merit of the Republic of Croatia, Numizmatičke vijesti № 45, Year 34th, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1992, p. 128-135,

1993

- B. Prister, Order of the Legion of Honour at Napoleon's Time, Numizmatičke vijesti № 46, Year 35th, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1993, p. 149-163,

1994

- B. Prister, Figurative Designs on Order Medaillons - Medaillons showing figures or scenes from Christian iconography, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 47, Year 36th, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1994, p. 104-114,

1995

- B. Prister, Figurative Designs on Order Medaillons II - secular figures and scenes on order medaillons, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 48, Year 37th, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1995, p. 184-194,

1996

- B. Prister, Decorations of the Republic of Croatia, Proceedings of the 1st International Numismatic Congress in Croatia, October 1995, Opatija, 1996, p. 111.-121.,
- B. Prister, Originals, Duplicates, Copies and Forgeries of Decorations, Numizmatičke vijesti № 49, Year 38th, Croatian Numismatic Society, Zagreb, 1996, p. 89-97,

1997

- B. Prister, Memorial-Badge of the Society of the Croatian Home Guard for the Liberation of Međimurje 1918/19, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 50, Year 39th, Zagreb, 1997, p. 194-198,
- B. Prister, Decorations of the Independent State of Croatia from Decoration Collection of Veljko Malinar, Catalogue of Museum Collections № XXVIII, Croatian History Museum, Zagreb 1997,

1998

- B. Prister, Coins, Medals and Orders in Croatia 1848-1849, The Year 1848 in Croatia, The Exhibition's Catalogue of the Croatian History Museum, Zagreb, 1998, p. 56-61,
- B. Prister, The Vukovar Memorial Medal, Numizmatičke vijesti № 51, Year 40th, Zagreb, 1998, p. 110-114,
- S. Adanić-K. Kašpar-B. Prister-I. Ružić,Croatian Decorations, “Narodne novine”, Zagreb, 1998,

2000

- B. Prister, Ban Toma Erdödy - Knight of the Order of Redemptor, Proceedings of the 2nd International Numismatic Congress in Croatia, October 15 - 17. 1998), Editors: Dobrinić & Dobrinić, Opatija – Hrvatsko numizmatičko društvo, Zagreb, Rijeka, 2000, p. 141-155,
- B. Prister, Eighteenth Century Military Campaign Medals in Russia, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 53, Year 42nd, Zagreb, 2000, p. 166- 181,

2001

- B. Prister, Emblems of the Marija Školska Imperial Foundation for Noble Ladies in Brno, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 54, Year 43rd, Zagreb, 2001, p. 202-209,

2002

- B. Prister, Two Orders Conferred on Pavle Ritter Vitezović, Proceedings of the 3rd  International Numismatic Congress in Croatia, October 2001, Pula, Pula 2002, p. 259.-264,
- B. Prister, Two School Medals of Empress Maria Theresa, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 55, Year 44th, Zagreb, 2002, p. 193-197,

2003

- B. Prister, The First Medals for Military Merit, Numizmatičke vijesti, № 56, Year 45th., Zagreb 2003, p. 240-244,

2004

- B. Prister, Decorations of the Turkish Empire from the Collection of Decoration in the Croatian History Museum, Numizmatičke vijesti № 57., Year 46th, Zagreb, 2004, p. 222-250.

 

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