Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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Medal for Gallantry

Material

sillver 925, brass, enamel, ribbon

Size

medal 37 mm, bar 49x46 mm

Weight

38,40 gr

Provenance

Moscow Mint, 1955

Mint

Moscow Mint

Inventory №

142906-142907

Institution

October 17, 1938

Statute

Medal for Gallantry was awarded for the personal valour and gallantry in the battles with the enemies of the Soviet Union.

History

In the period during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 about 4 million people were awarded the Medal for Gallantry.

Description

Inscription in Russian "For Gallantry" in the centre of medal; above,  three airplanes to l., below, tank to l. In exergue, "USSR".

Literature

Kolesnikov-Rojkov, 1978 (p. 106-109); Durov V.A., 1989 ( p. 59, 66, 75); Kuznetsov, 2002 (p. 367-368);