Soviet Bravery & Good Conduct Military Medals
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Nakhimov Medal, Var. 3 (with small numerals in the serial number), #13017, circa 1970s-80s. One of the last Nakhimov Medals ever made. In near mint condition, probably the best we've ever had.
Medal for Valor, Type 2 Var. 1, #1753460, circa late 1944 - early 1945. In very fine condition.
Medal for Valor, Type 2 Var. 1, #2743047, circa mid- to late-1945. In very fine to excellent condition, far better than vast majority of Valor Medals of WW2 period.
Medal for Valor, Type 2 Var. 3 (unnumbered Cold War version), late 1940s - early 1990s. Unlike the Combat Service Medal, Valor Medal (aka Medal for Bravery) was never issued simply for length of service. During the 1980s, quite a few of them were awarded for service in Afghanistan. In excellent condition and includes original suspension in brass.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 1, Var. 1 (with engraved serial number, small suspension and "Mondvor" screw plate), #20763, awarded in March 1942 to a Partisan Platoon Commander. In November - December 1941, when the Soviet partisan movement was still in its infancy, he led a number of bold strikes on enemy garrisons in his native Stalino (Donetsk) region of eastern Ukraine. During the Soviet general offensive in January 1942, he provided substantial support to the regular Red Army units by conducting reconnaissance in the same area and finding a route of advance for the Soviet tanks. A highly uncommon award commendation! The medal includes original Variation 1 suspension and screw plate and aside from the missing back plate, is in excellent condition. Comes with archival research.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 1 Var. 3, #138944, awarded to a machine gun squad leader of the 24th Army, Don Front, for the Battle of Stalingrad. On 21 January 1943, during the final stage of the battle, he destroyed with the fire of his machine gun 3 German weapon nests and 23 soldiers while storming a height north of the Gumrak airfield. The recipient proved to be a real war hero: later during the Patriotic War, he also earned two Orders of the Red Star and two Orders of Glory - an extraordinary number of combat decorations for an Infantry NCO! The medal is in fine to very fine condition and includes original Type 1 suspension (albeit with reduced screw post). Comes with archival research.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 2, Var. 3 (with U-shaped eyelet), #3185478, circa 1946-47. A very fine example on original WW2 type suspension.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 2 Var. 4, 1960s-80s. Unnumbered late version with rounded eyelet. In outstanding condition; comes on original brass suspension with old ribbon.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 2 Var. 4, late 1940s - 1950s. Unnumbered early version with flat eyelet. In outstanding condition; includes original brass suspension with old ribbon.
Document for an unnumbered Combat Service Medal, 1967 issue. In very good to excellent condition.
Partisan Medal, 1st cl., variation with raised border on the obverse and "snub- nosed" portrait of Lenin, c. 1940s-50s. Excellent condition.
Partisan Medal, 2nd cl., 1940s-50s. Variation with raised border around the edge of the obverse and "snub-nosed" portrait of Lenin. In excellent condition, a superb example with beautifully preserved details and mint luster. Comes on a WW2 suspension with nicely preserved old ribbon.
Award document for а Partisan Medal 2nd cl, to a Jewish female recipient, June 1947 issue. In superb condition.
Award Document for a Partisan Medal, 2nd cl., issued in September 1980 to a female recipient. A very uncommon late issue. Near mint condition.
Armed Forces Veteran Medal, 1970s-80s. Variation with mint mark "LMD" on the eyelet. Excellent condition.
Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 1st cl. (for 20 years of service), 1960s-1980s. In near mint condition. Comes with original storage / issue box.
Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 2nd cl. (for 15 years of service), 1960s-80s. In near mint condition; comes with original storage / issue box.
Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 3rd cl. (for 10 years of service), 1960s-1980s. In near mint condition. Comes with original storage / issue box.
Medal for Distinguished Military Service, 1st cl., 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Medal for Distinguished Military Service, 2nd cl., 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Award document for Distinguished Military Service Medal, 1st cl., 1990 issue to a serviceman of the elite 98th Guards Airborne Division. A very uncommon certificate issued just a year before the collapse of the USSR. In excellent condition.
Medal for Strengthening Combat Cooperation, 1980s. Near mint condition.