Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol
Made of gilded brass. It measures 32.08 mm in width, 37.05 mm in height including the eyelet and it weighs 16.1 grams without its suspension.
In excellent condition with light overall wear. Much of the original gold plating is still present and the details of the raised parts are well preserved. The aluminium suspension is time period to the medal and its connection ring has been cut.
This medal 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.
The Medal “For the Defense of Sevastopol” was awarded to all participants in the defense of Sevastopol. Both to soldiers and civilians, who took part in the defense of Sevastopol during its siege by German forces.
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