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Title Order of the Red Star of the Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Period c 1951
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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 gallantry or long service. The reverse has the mark of the Moscow mint and a number (3028459) which was probably awarded on 19/11/51 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]

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Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013

Just wanted to thank you very much for finding the sword - you have made C's day and therefore mine!

A J, UK, 04.05.2006

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