Merit Decoration for the Eastern Peoples, II Class in Silver


SKU: 01.GTR.1001.204.01.000

Estimated market value:

$200 USD

  • II Class in Silver Obverse
  • II Class in Silver Obverse
  • II Class in Silver Reverse

Estimated market value:

$200 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Silvered Zinc
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

An eight-pointed silver star constructed of silvered zinc; the obverse depicting a six-leaved rosette, surrounded by a laurel wreath tied together at the bottom via a ribbon; the reverse plain; on a loop for suspension from its correct replacement ribbon; measuring 39.5x44.5mm; weighing 11.4 grams; in overall near very fine condition.


The Decorations for Bravery and Merit of the "Eastern People" were founded on July 14th, 1942, to reward citizens from Soviet controlled countries such as Latvia, Lithuanian, Russia, and Estonia, who bravely served in German-sponsored military units. These individuals joined the German-sponsored units, as they wanted to help liberate their countries from Soviet rule.

The awards conferred for bravery featured crossed swords, while the decorations conferred for non-combat related meritorious services were issued without swords.

The I Class was worn as a breast star, while the II Class was worn suspended from a ribbon.


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