Order of Kutuzov, Type II, I Class Medal

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  • Order of Kutuzov, Type II, I Class Medal (Variation II)
  • Order of Kutuzov, Type II, I Class Medal (Variation II) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    U.S.S.R.
  • date of institution
    July 29, 1942
  • makers
    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

History


This Order was established as a high-ranking award for officers. It was named after the Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov (1745-1813), who fought against Napoleon. The name was used to inspire Russian patriotism during WWII. The first two classes were created in 1942, and a third class was added in 1943.

The I Class medal was conferred upon army and front commanders, deputies, and chiefs of staff, for a number of different criteria, which were:

1) For an executed front or well-developed army level operation that resulted in the destruction of the enemy
2) For a plan that forced the retreat of enemy units
3) For an organized operation of several units against enemy forces, leading to the exhaustion of the enemy's forces and materials

The variation I medal features a small hole on the reverse while variation II has a larger hole. Variation 3 has a large hole and 5 rivets on the star, instead of 3 that variation II has. The serial numbers range from roughly 1-180 for variation I, 260-600 for variation II and 700-900 for variation III

The obverse Russian inscription reads: "Mikhail Kutuzov".

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Versions

  • Price

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  • Composition

    Gold/Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: Михаил Кутузов

  • Size

    24x29mm

  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $50000 USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: Михаил Кутузов

  • Size

    24x29mm

  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

    The serial numbers range from 261 to 593.

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  • Composition

    Gold/Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: Михаил Кутузов

  • Size

    24x29mm

  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

    The serial numbers observed are 688 through to 870.

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