Medal for Bravery in a Fire (Variation I)

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SKU: 02.SRU.0137.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$200 USD

  • Bravery in a Fire Medal (Variation I)
  • Bravery in a Fire Medal (Variation I)
  • Bravery in a Fire Medal (Variation I) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    U.S.S.R.
  • Makers
    Monetny Dvor, Lenningrad
  • Composition
    Silver gilt Alloy
  • Inscription
    Obv: За отвагу во время пожара
  • Size
    32mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A Soviet Medal for Bravery in a Fire

A Soviet Medal for Bravery in a Fire; 1960's - 80's version; Silvered alloy, 32 mm, original ribbon, mounted to a five-sided aluminum suspension with pinback, green oxidation evident on the reverse, gilt wear evident on the obverse, very fine.

History


The Medal for Bravery in a Fire was established on October 31, 1957. This medal was conferred upon firefighters, volunteer firefighters, servicemen, and other citizens, for bravery and self-sacrifice in saving lives and fighting fires. The obverse presents a crossed axe and sledgehammer with a star above and a wreath below. The reverse shows a fireman carrying a child away from a fire.

The composition changes according to the variation. Variation I is made of silver-plated silver alloy. Variation II is made of nickel silver (copper, zinc and nickel alloy).

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "For Bravery in a Fire".

All pieces with separately soldered-on rings are fake.

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