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Title Order of the Red Star of the Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Period 1950s
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This order was instituted before WW2 and originally could be awarded to such people as the KGB for peacetime heroics, but was most commonly awarded in WW2 and later for army gallantry or long service. The reverse has the mark of the Moscow mint and a number (3293151) which was probably awarded in the 1950s for long service.

The quality of Soviet era medals is always quite startling, so much so that Fattorini's, the famous Birmingham medal makers, have a whole showcase of Soviet orders on display in their factory to encourage their own work force and show the quality of finish that can be achieved.

The condition is excellent, with very little wear and tear, and it has its original spinner on the reverse. The medal is made of high grade silver, with a beautiful translucent red enamel.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : Russian : 20th Century]

testimonials

The knot has arrived safely and it looks great thank you.

J G, New Zealand, 06.02.2012

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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