Hat badge of State Militia Units, Nicholas II, 1895 - 1917.
Stamped brass, relief reverse construction; 41.3 mm tall x
41.4 mm wide. Features cypher of Nicholas II and motto "For
Faith, Tsar and Fatherland!"
In fine overall condition. The obverse is well-preserved
with perfect dome of the center medallion free of dents and
only very mild wear to the Nicholas II cipher. The lettering
on the arms is nice and crisp. The attachment prongs are
During Nicholas II reign State Militia was deployed in the
eastern areas of the Russian Empire, with several new units
activated in the Far East during the Russo-Japanese War of
1904 - 1905. A number of additional units were raised during
/Patrikeev and Boinovich, "Badges of Russia, Vol. 2",
page 486, fig. 11.12/