Researched Soviet Partisan Medal Bar
Awarded to Guards Private Akim Demyanovich Glechik (Аким Демьянович Глечик)
This Soviet partisan medal bar consists of the following items:
Medal for Bravery #16869
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 41.95 mm in height, 37.17 mm in width and weighs 30.1 gram. The medal is in excellent condition with its details still visible and all enamels present. There are very few dings and scratches and its connection ring has been cut.
Medal for Bravery #1124011
Made of solid silver. Measures 42.21 mm in height, 37.34 mm in width and weighs 25.5 gram. The medal is in decent condition with numerous small dings and scratches but most details are still visible. All of the red lacquer filling the letters is gone its connection ring has not been cut.
Partisan Medal 1st class
Made of solid silver. Measures 37.03 mm in height, 32.20 mm in width and weighs 22.0 gram. The medal is in good overall condition with uncut connection ring. There are several small dings and scratches and the higher laying parts like Stalin and Lenin’s faces show medium wear. Most details however are still present.
Partisan Medal 2nd class
Made of gold plated brass. Measures 36.92 mm in height, 32.16 mm in width and weighs 15.6 gram. The medal is in a nice, vintage condition with uncut connection ring. There are several small dings and scratches and the higher laying parts like Stalin and Lenin’s faces show medium wear. Most details however are still present.
Brief and specific description of the personal feat or merits (Medal for Bravery #1124011):
“In the fight against the German invaders, driver GLECHIK always managed to save his vehicle and the gun crew, despite most severe battle conditions and under intensive enemy fire. As any Soviet soldier, he loves his vehicle.
He deserves a state award – medal “For Bravery”.”
Below you can find the translation of the research to private Glechik’s:
More information on private Glechik can be found here
A maginifcent and rare set of awards with two Partisan Medals and a pre WW2 Medal for Bravery!
NB: Even though there is no hard evidence the items in this grouping belong together (the early Medal for Bravery is pre war and no documentation was found in the archives), we are confident that they do. The source we have the bar from, the consistence of the wear of the medals and the fact private Glechik joined the Red Army in 1939, all add to our firm believe.
However, if in the future the medals on this bar prove not to belong together, the buyer can always return the set for a full refund.
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