Soviet Medal for the Capture of Berlin
Made of gilded brass. Measures 32.14 mm in width, 37.03 mm in height including the eyelet and it weighs 15.6 gram without its suspension.
This medal is in near mint condition with very light wear only. All details are crisp and it still has its gold plating on both sides. The aluminium suspension is time period to the medal and the open ends of the connection ring have been soldered together.
‘Voenkomat variation’ medals are post-war issues that were awarded by a Voenkomat (Military Commissariat) at the veteran’s place of residence. The reasons for the late issue could vary but in most instances, the Voenkomat medals were “catch-up” awards to those who had taken part in the battle and then somehow overlooked by the awarding authorities during WW2 and in the immediate post-war years.
The Medal “For the Capture of Berlin” was awarded to soldiers of the Red Army, Navy, and troops of the NKVD, direct participants of the assault and capture of the city as well as to the organizers and leaders of combat operations in the capture of this city.
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