Soviet Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad Variation 3 ‘Voenkomat’
Made of gilded brass. It measures 32.14 mm in width and 36.95 mm in height, including the eyelet. It weighs 15.4 gram.
This medal for the Defense of Stalingrad is in mint condition with perfect details and all gold plating still present. Even the higher laying parts of the medal on both sides show no wear at all. The aluminium suspension is time period to the medal.
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.
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