Defence of Leningrad Medal (Variation I)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.SRU.0112.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$50 USD

  • Defence of Leningrad Brass Medal (Variation I) Obverse
  • Defence of Leningrad Brass Medal (Variation I) Obverse
  • Defence of Leningrad Brass Medal (Variation I) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$50 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    U.S.S.R.
  • Makers
    Monetny Dvor, Lenningrad
  • Composition
    Brass
  • Inscription
    Obv: 3A обороны Ленинграда Rev: За нашу Советскую Родину
  • Size
    32mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A Soviet Medal for the Defence of Leningrad

A Soviet Medal for the Defence of Leningrad; Brass, 32 mm, original ribbon, mounted to a five-sided metal suspension with pinback, spotting, contact marks and surface wear evident on both sides, very fine.

History


This medal was conferred for the Defence of Leningrad, on December 22, 1942. The time period considered for the Defence of Leningrad Medal was for the whole period of the defence, from September 1941 until January 1944. This medal was awarded roughly 1, 470,000 times.

This medal is made of brass, and all of the "defence of" medals have the same reverse. The obverse shows three soldiers, a sailor, a partisan and a woman charging with bayonets and the winter palace in the background.

Variation I medals have a separately soldered ring at 12 o'clock.

Variation II medals were awarded at a later date and have a thick gold wash on the surface.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "For the Defense of Leningrad". The reverse Russian inscription translates to: "For Our Soviet Motherland".

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