St. George Awards
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Order of St. George, 4th cl. in gold by a private maker in St. Petersburg, 1908-1916. In very fine to excellent condition, a beautiful WW1 era piece free of obvious flaws. Comes on a golden connecting loop and period St. George ribbon both of which are probably original to the award.
Badge of Distinction of the Military Order with Cypher of Alexander I, #3585 (also known as St. George Cross for the Prussian Allies), 1839. Extremely rare Russian award to Prussian veterans of Napoleonic Wars. This parctcular piece was awarded to a Feldwebel (Sergeant) of the First Silesian Infantry Regiment. In superb condition and includes old, probably original German suspension with St. George ribbon.
Badge of Distinction of the Military Order of St. George, Type 1 without class designation, #39923. Circa 1813-1815. Extraordinary soldier's decoration of Napoleonic Wars era.
St. George Cross for Bravery, 3rd cl. in silver, #165345, circa early to mid-1917. In fine to very fine condition.
St. George Cross for Bravery, 4th cl., in silver, #934470, awarded to an infantry private of the Southwestern Front for bravery in fighting near Kovel in December 1916. He repeatedly repaired broken telephone lines under murderous enemy fire in the most critical sector of the battle. The cross is excellent condition, free of significant wear and shows beautiful even patina to silver.
St. George Cross for Bravery, "Émigré" type in "white metal" (silvered brass), circa 1920s. Featuring characteristically misspelled raised inscription "Class" on the reverse and lacking the serial number or actual class designation, this very rare privately-made version is strikingly similar to the one classified as B1.1 by Rudichenko. In excellent condition and includes period St. George ribbon.
St. George Cross for Bravery, "Émigré" type in "white metal" (silvered brass), circa 1920s. Featuring raised inscription "Class" on the reverse without the serial number or actual class designation. This privately-made version is classified as Type A1.6 by Rudichenko. Only seven such full-size specimens are known to exist. In excellent condition and includes period St. George ribbon.
Jetton "To the Fighters for Motherland and Freedom, 1917", Variation 3 in white metal. This piece by the D. Kuchkin workshop in Moscow is often considered a "continuation" of the St. George Medal for Bravery during the Provisional Government period.