Order of Glory, Type I, II Class

SKU: 01.SRU.0147.102.01

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  • Order of Glory, Type I, II Class
  • Order of Glory, Type I, II Class Reverse


  • country
  • date of institution
    November 8, 1943
  • makers
    Monetny Dvor, Lenningrad


The Order of Glory was established on November 8, 1943. The Order was conferred upon enlisted ranks and Air Force junior lieutenants in recognition of gallantry during combat. The Order of Glory was created as the highest soldier's award, and the Order of Victory was established as the highest officer's award. The Order was originally to be called the Order of Bagration, after the famous Russian General from the early 1800s, however, Stalin changed the name to "Glory."

The third class was the first to be awarded, and if a person distinguished themselves further they would be awarded the second class, then the first. Individuals who were awarded all three classes of the Order of Glory were known as a "Cavalier" and had the same privileges and status as the Hero of the Soviet Union. Four women and four men were designated cavaliers of all three orders.

There is only one type of I class, three types of II class, and two types of III class. There are several variations in each type. The order is a five-pointed star with a depiction of the Spassky Tower in the center medallion. All Orders of Glory measure 24-25mm from the center of the award to any point on the star. There are no mint marks on the order because it is a two sided order.

The II Class could be awarded by army and front commanders. By 1989, 46,473 people were awarded the second class.

Type I, II Class has a 1mm border on the reverse instead of the obverse. It is made of silver and the center medallion is gold-plated. The serial numbers range from roughly 1-600, and are therefore very rare, due to the limited number manufactured.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Glory". The reverse features the Russian letters of the USSR.


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  • Price

    $8,000 USD

  • Composition


  • Inscription

    Obv: слава Rev: CCCP

  • Size


  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

    This example was sold by D. Markov/The New York Sale, for $8,250 in January 2018.

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