Partisan of the Great Patriotic War Medal 2nd class
Variation 2 with a raised rim on its reverse
This Soviet Partisan Medal is made of gilded brass. It measures 32.20 mm in diameter and 2.65 mm in thickness at the very edge of the medal. The height of the medal is 37.42 mm (including the eyelet) and it weighs 16.1 gram.
This original Partisan medal is in excellent, far above average condition with most details still visible and much gold plating present. Both sides show relatively few dings and scratches and light overall wear. The higher laying parts such as Lenin’s and Stalin’s eyelids are all visible as is the hammer and sickle at its bottom. The double layer steel suspension is time period to the medal and its connection ring has not been cut.
The Medal “To a Partisan of the Patriotic War” (Russian: Медаль Партизану Отечественной войны) was a World War II Soviet award established in two classes. This was done on February 2, 1943, by decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. It recognised the courage of the partisans in their struggle to free the Soviet Motherland behind enemy lines. Its statute was amended by a further decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in 1947.
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