Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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The Order of the Red Banner 4

Material

silver 925, cupronickel, gilding, enamel, ribbon

Size

46х36,5 мм mm

Weight

Инв. № 130129 – о.в. 39,20 г ; Инв. № 130130 – о.в. 38,88 г gr

Provenance

Moscow Mint, 1955

Mint

Moscow Mint

Inventory №

130129-130130

Institution

August 1, 1924

Statute

The Order of the Red Banner of the USSR was instituted by an ordinance of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR after the institution of the Order of the Red Banner of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on September 16, 1918. This decoration could be awarded for "outstanding gallantry and valour in battle".

Comments

The order could be presented to a person more than once. Number "4" on a small enamel plate below on the wreath is an indication that a person was awarded four times.

History

In all, circa 15.000 persons became bearers of the Order of the Red Banner for military merit during the Civil War and its heroes - V.Bluher, S.Vostretsov, Ya. Fabritsius, I.Fed'ko were awarded four times.

Description

Laurel wreath with a red banner and crossed torch, gun, hammer and plough with  five-pointed red star in the centre. Inscription on the banner: "Proletarians of All the Countries - Unite!", below - "USSR". A small enamel plate in the lower part of  the badge with no. "4" indicating its number in order of succession. Red ribbon with white lines.

Literature

Kolesnikov-Rojkov, 1978 (p. 50-53); Durov V.A., 1989 (p. 54-56, 61-62);