Soviet Partisan Medal 1st class
Variation 2 with a raised rim on its obverse and without a knob on the handle of the hammer and sickle
Made of solid silver. It measures 32.24 mm in diameter and 2.71 mm in thickness. The height of the medal is 37.98 mm including its eyelet and it weighs 21.5 gram without its suspension.
This original medal is in excellent, above average condition with its details still perfectly visible and a beautiful rainbow like patina to the silver. Both sides show several dings and scratches and light to medium overall wear. The eyelet on top is slightly bent backwards but still firmly attached to the medal. Its silver connection ring has not been cut and the double layer steel suspension and ribbon are time period to the medal.
Increasingly difficult to find
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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