Bravery in Finnish Waters, Silver Medal
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This medal was established during the reign of Catherine the Great to commemorate the battle against the Swedish forces outside Svenskssund, in the Gulf of Finland. The battle continued in an estuary of the River Kumen.
This medal was conferred upon sailors and petty officers for service in both battles at Svenskssund and Kumen.
The obverse inscription translates to: "By the Grace of God Catherine II Empress and Autocrat of All Russias". The reverse inscription translates to: "For Bravery in Finnish Waters 13 August 1789".
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