Researched Soviet screwback Order of the Red Banner #54279
Awarded to Junior Sergeant Nikolai Illarionovich Tretyak (Николай Илларионович Третьяк)
This order of the Red Banner is made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 41.31 mm in height and 37.28 mm in width. It weighs 22.72 gram. The serial number as well as the mint mark Monetni Dvor are located at the 6 o’clock position of its reverse underneath the screwpost.
This original screwback order of the Red Banner is in very nice condition. The details are well visible, including the ones on the higher parts and the flagpoles. The enamel on the arms of the center red star has been replaced but the top and lower red banner have a well above average amount of enamel present. Much of the original gold plating is still visible on both sides of the order. The reverse is in particularly great condition and shows an attractive dark patina. The order has never been converted and the screwpost has not been shortened and it comes with its time period silver screwplate.
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“When the German garrison in Prudy was being crushed on May 26, 1943, comrade Tretyak was the first to rush into the garrison, and when his platoon leader was taken out he assumed command of the platoon himself.
During this engagement comrade Tretyak destroyed a wooden bunker containing a light machine gun and killed 4 fascists. When he was severely wounded, he continued leading his men forward until he was hauled off the battlefield.
He deserves the Order of the Red Banner.”
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