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Order of the Red Banner, Type 4, Variation 1 (Strekalov classification), #160513, circa late 1944 issue.

Silver gilt, enamels. Measures 46.4 mm in height (incl. eyelet and lower extensions of the torch and flagpole), 37.7 mm in width; weighs 26.5 g not including the suspension and connecting link. Relatively early Krasnokamsk Mint production of 1944 with "contoured" reverse. The plow does not touch the flagpole but comes very close. This is one of the earliest specimens of the second sub-variation which features the later style mint mark having the mid portion of the first letter "M" reaching only to the middle of the line (instead of the bottom of the line as on the earl

Silver gilt, enamels. Measures 46.4 mm in height (incl. eyelet and lower extensions of the torch and flagpole), 37.7 mm in width; weighs 26.5 g not including the suspension and connecting link. Relatively early Krasnokamsk Mint production of 1944 with "contoured" reverse. The plow does not touch the flagpole but comes very close. This is one of the earliest specimens of the second sub-variation which features the later style mint mark having the mid portion of the first letter "M" reaching only to the middle of the line (instead of the bottom of the line as on the earlier issues).

In very fine condition. The enamel is well preserved overall and appears practically perfect to the unaided eye. There is a miniscule, almost unnoticeable chip at the lower edge of the banner above the star and some flaking in the same area. Additionally, there are some microscopic flakes along the other edges of the banner and at the letters, on the star and on the red plaque, but all of them are completely unnoticeable without magnification. The enamel shows nice luster throughout. The gold plating on the wreath, flagpole and torch is well preserved and clearly visible. There is very attractive dark patina to silver on the reverse. Comes on original suspension device, a WW2 two-layer model in steel with self-locking pin. The old, possibly original ribbon shows minor amount of staining along the edges but is overall well preserved, sound and attractive. The connecting link has been cut but appears to be of the period. Overall, a very attractive example of the wartime Order of the Red Banner!
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