Defence of Moscow Brass Medal

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SKU: 02.SRU.0120.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$80 USD

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

Estimated market value:

$80 USD

Attributes

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

Physical Description and Item Details


Russia, Soviet Union. A Defence of Moscow Medal; Variation 1

A Soviet Defence of Moscow Medal; Variation 1 - 1940's issue; Brass, 32 mm, original ribbon, mounted to a five-sided brass suspension with pinback, light contact, near extremely fine.

History


This medal was conferred for the Defence of Moscow, with a consideration period of no less than one month, between the dates of October 19, 1941 to January 25, 1942. For Air defence personnel, the consideration period ranged from July 22, 1941 to January 25, 1942. It was awarded to all participants in the defense of Moscow. This medal was awarded more than 1,020,000 times.

The medal is made of brass and measures 32mm. The obverse shows a T-34 Tank facing the left with the statue behind the Cathedral of Vasily Blazheny in the Kremlin.

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

Variation II medals has the ring made with the medal, they were also awarded at a later date.

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

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