Partisan of the Great Patriotic War Medal 2nd class
Variation 2 with a raised rim on its reverse
Made of gilded brass. It measures 32.37 mm in diameter and 2.62 mm in thickness. The height of the medal is 37.63 mm (including the eyelet) and it weighs 16.4 grams without its suspension.
In excellent condition with a fair amount of gold plating still present. The obverse show several small dings and scratches and medium overall wear. The details on the raised parts such as Lenin’s and Stalin’s eyelids are mostly present. The reverse shows less wear and the lettering is still clearly defined. The double layer 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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