Order of Suvorov, Type III, III Class

SKU: 01.SRU.0118.101.01

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  • Order of Suvorov, Type III, III Class
  • Order of Suvorov, Type III, III Class Reverse


  • country
  • date of institution
    July 29, 1942
  • makers
    Monetny Dvor, Lenningrad


This Order was established on July 29, 1942 by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. It was named after the military leader Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (1730-1800), who never lost a battle. The name was used to rally Russian soldiers during the Second World War, when it was going badly for the Russian forces.

The III Class medal was awarded to regimental, battalion and company commanders, as well as regimental chiefs of staff. It was conferred for decision-making in a bold attack against a superior enemy and destroying him; for stubborn resistance against a superior enemy's attack, involving both the able holding of his unit's position and an effective transitions to the attack.

The Type III, III Class or "two-piece screwback" is similar to Type II, however the center medallion and the rayed star were made from one piece and there are no rivets on the reverse. The serial numbers range from 2,142 to 11,554. This is the most common decoration of the order.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Alexander Suvorov". The reverse is hallmarked "МОНЕТНЬИI ДВОР".

This is the most faked decoration of the order because the one piece body is easy to manufacture. Most fakes can be identified by a brownish-red or red with a pinkish tone enamel. The enamel may appear opaque, instead of transparent. A thin yellow discolouration should be present on the outside edge of all the letters on authentic versions. Many fakes are slightly smaller, measuring 29-29.75mm from tip to tip instead of 30-31mm.


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  • Price

    $4,000 USD

  • Composition


  • Inscription

    Obv: Александр Суворов

  • Size


  • Maker

    Monetny Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

    This example, along with an Order of Patriotic War I Class, Type I was sold by D. Markov/The New York Sale, for $9,000 in January 2016.

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