Soviet Order of the Red Banner 2nd award #11791
Rare variation with a ‘sloppy 2’!
Awarded to Major Grigory Ivanovich Filyaev (Григорий Иванович Филяев)
For participating in the capturing the city of Insterburg (east Prussia)
This highly decorated hero received 3 other Red Banners next to this one so 4 (!) in total (among other awards)
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 37.70 mm in width and 46.37 mm in height and weighs 19.5 gram without its suspension. The mint mark is located above the serial number in one curved line. Only a few of this variation were produced and the serial number ranges between 11709 and 11945 (Mondvor).
This original order is in excellent, well above average condition with all details crisp. The red enamel on the banners is problem free as is the enamel on the center red star. There are some tiny, almost unnoticeable chips on the white enamel on top of the shield with the ‘2’ and around the center hammer and sickle. The orders shows an attractive medium dark patina on both sides. Its connection ring is uncut and the double layer steel suspension is time period to the order.
The full translation of the research can be found below:
More info on Major Filyaev can be found here
In the picture gallery a battle map can be found with Filyaev’s signature together with 3 images of him; obviously from different periods
A beautiful and rare piece. A great addition to both the serious variation collector as those who focus on research!
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