Soviet Medal for the Defense of Leningrad Variation 2 ‘Voenkomat’
Made of gilded brass. It measures 32.10 mm in width and 36.91 mm in height, including the eyelet. It weighs 15.7 gram without its suspension.
In great condition with perfect details and most gold plating present. The aluminium suspension is time period to the medal as is its ribbon.
This medal for the Defense of Leningrad is one of the 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.
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