Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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the Order of Patriotic War 2nd Class

Material

sillver 925, gold, enamel

Size

43х45 mm

Weight

36,51 gr

Provenance

Leningrad Mint, 1956

Mint

Leningrad Mint

Inventory №

130988

Institution

May 20, 1942

Statute

The Order of the Patriotic War was awarded to servicemen of the ground forces and Navy as well as to civilians who had distinguished themselves in fighting the Nazis and contribution to the victory.

History

350.000 Soviet people were awarded the Order of the 1st class and over a million - that of the 2nd class.

Description

Five-pointed red star with silver rays between the points, central red circle with crossed hammer and sickle on it, surrounded by inscription in Russian : "PATRIOTIC WAR" and a little golden star on white rim; below, crossed rifle and sabre.

Literature

Kolesnikov-Rojkov, 1978 (p. 74-80); Durov V.A., 1989 (p. 56, 63-64, 78-79); Kuznetsov, 2002 (p. 375-376);