Do state awards and medals belong to the legacy mass?

The state awards and medals that the heir inherited during his lifetime are not part of the inheritance mass (Civil Code of the Republic of Armenia, Art. 1251). Upon the death of citizens previously awarded state awards, the state awards and orders they receive should be administered in the manner prescribed by the Law of the Republic of Armenia on State Awards. According to Article 17 of the law, in the event of the death of the awarded person, state awards and their certificates may be kept in memory of his heirs or given to the museums with the consent of the latter.

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