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CCCP Defence of Moscow Medal – Type 1

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The Soviet medal for the defence of Moscow celebrates what was the point of inflection for German / Axis advances into Soviet Russia. Over a million of these WW2 Soviet campaign medals were issued to commemorate the defence of the capital.

Note that whilst this is a Type 1 (1940’s / WW2 issue) both the pentagonal hangar and connecting link have been replaced.

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Defence of Moscow medal Obverse

Defence of Moscow medal Obverse. Although heavily worn (Brass does not keep details well over time) the soldered suspension eyelet / ring can be clearly seen, one of the factors to aid determining this to be a Type 1 1940’s issue Medal.

 

Reverse of the Medal with the Soviet insignia at the top

Reverse of the Medal with the Soviet insignia at the top above 3 lines of relief text losely translating to – “For the Soviet Motherland”

The typical modern day Soviet / Russian pentagonal medal hanger

The typical modern day Soviet / Russian pentagonal medal hanger with modern ribbon

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