Defence of Stalingrad Medal (Variation I)

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SKU: 02.SRU.0115.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$50 USD

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

Estimated market value:

$50 USD

Attributes

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

Physical Description and Item Details


A Soviet Medal for the Defence of Stalingrad

A Soviet Medal for the Defence of Stalingrad; Brass, 32 mm, lightly soiled original ribbon, mounted to a five-sided aluminum suspension with pinback, contact marks and surface wear, very fine.

History


This medal was conferred for the Defence of Stalingrad, on December 22, 1942. The period that this covered was July 12, 1942 until November 19, 1942. Approximately 760,000 were awarded.

This medal is made of brass, and all of the "defence of" medals have the same reverse. The obverse shows five soldiers in a line with bayonets fixed, with a tank and aircrafts in the background, along with a soviet flag.

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 Stalingrad". The reverse Russian inscription translates to: "For the Soviet Motherland".

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