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 32.12 mm in diameter and 2.56 mm in thickness at the very edge of the medal. The height of the medal is 37.07 mm (including the eyelet) and it weighs 15.7 gram.
This original Partisan medal is in nice condition with most details visible. The obverse show several small dings and scratches and medium overall wear. The higher laying parts such as Lenin’s and Stalin’s eyelids are mostly present and even the hammer and sickle at its bottom is perfectly visible. The reverse shows similar wear and the edges of the letters and the hammer and sickle are clearly defined. The double layer steel suspension is time period to the medal.
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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