Soviet Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #142262 ‘Mercedes’ variation



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Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #142262


Awarded to the head of the executive committee of the Kotelnikovo district; Mikhail Nikolaevich Drykhlov (Михаил Николаевич Дряхлов)


Bestowed for successful achievement of the state plan for food production in 1944


So called ‘Mercedes’ variation with its spikes in the shape of a Mercedes logo



Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measures 45.46 mm in height, 44.16 mm in width and weighs 30.8 grams without its screwplate. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the mint mark Monetni Dvor is located at the 12 o’clock position of its reverse.


In great condition with light overall wear and an appealing dark patina to the silver and gold. Its details are crisp and even the higher laying parts like the hammer and sickle are well defined. Both the white and red enamels are beautiful and free chips scratches and repairs and show a few tiny contact marks only. Its well fitted screwpate is time period to the order and the screw has not been shortened.


Excellent example with unusual research 


The translation of the protocol can be read here



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