Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol Variation 1a-1 WW2
Variation without a raised rim on its obverse and a larger distance between the ends of the naval cap tally
Made of gilded brass. Measures 32.28 mm in width, 37.59 mm in height, including the eyelet and it weighs 17.0 grams without its suspension.
This medal is in excellent, far above average condition considering it is an early wartime production. There are relatively few dings on either side of the medal and none distracting from the overall appeal of the medal and its details are still visible. The double layer steel suspension is time period to the medal and it comes with its old incorrectly folded ribbon (often seen with these early awarding).
Earliest production, hard to find in this condition
This medal was awarded to all participants in the defence of Sevastopol. Both to soldiers and civilians, who took part in the defence of Sevastopol during its siege by German forces.
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