Defence of the Caucasus Brass Medal

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SKU: 02.SRU.0119.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$50 USD

  • Defence of the Caucasus Brass Medal (Variation I) Obverse
  • Defence of the Caucasus Brass Medal (Variation I) Obverse
  • Defence of the Caucasus 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 оборону Кавказа Rev: За нашу Советскую Родину
  • Size
    32mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A Soviet Medal for the Defence of the Caucasus

A Soviet Medal for the Defence of the Caucasus; 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 the Caucasus, and was established on May 1, 1944. It was awarded for at least three months participation from July 1942 until October 1943 in the defence of the Caucasus area in the southwestern part of the Soviet Union.

The medal is composed of brass, and has two variations. The obverse presents three tanks rolling through a field with a mountain in the background and three planes in the air.

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

Variation II medals were awarded at a later date and the ring at 12 o'clock has been made as a part of the medal. There is a gold wash over the variation II medals.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "For the Defense of the Caucasus". The obverse also features the Cyrillic script for the USSR. The reverse Russian inscription translates to: "For Our Soviet Motherland".

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