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Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol

Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol

Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol

Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol

Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol

Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol

Russian WW2 Rare Medal for the Defence of Sevastopol. The medal is part of my large collection of Russian medals which are currently up for sale. Medal was instituted on 22. Awarded to all Soviet military and civilians who participated in the defence of Sevastopol between 5. November 1941 and 4. Medal is in excellent condition on aluminium mount, complete with pin. Research indicates only 52,540 were awarded. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “rscollectables20″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Russian Federation.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Country/ Organization: Russia
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION

Soviet Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol, Variation 1, 1940s issue. This is GUARANTEED 100% ORIGINAL medal of WW2 era, made at the Soviet mint and officially issued by the Soviet authorities NOT a post-war version or a fake! Made in brass, measures 32.2 mm wide; weighs 17.7 grams not including the suspension and connecting link. The medal is the early Variation 1, with the eyelet at its top being a separate part attached by solder. This particular version of the medal has a raised border around the edge. The medal is in SUPERB CONDITION exceptionally rare for the Sevastopol Medal! The portraits of Soviet navy sailor and army soldier representing the defending garrison of the city are beautifully defined and crisp, practically pristine. The raised lettering on both sides of the medal is likewise perfect and crisp allowing to see all the details that are requisite of an original medal. There are some tiny contact marks on either side of the medal, but they are practically unnoticeable to the naked eye. The only sign of wear that is really visible without magnification is a small ding to the edge on the reverse, at about 8 oclock positon, but it is certainly not detractive or even very noticeable. The brass has acquired beautiful even toning, completely free of oxidation spots or blemishes, while some of the original gilt finish (which is really the shiny surface left after the medal was struck at the mint) is clearly visible in recessed areas. The medal comes on an original WW2 period two-layer suspension device in steel with self-locking pin (unlike the suspensions made later). The immaculately clean ribbon is relatively recent although it does show some age (Soviet war veterans wore their decorations often and routinely replaced ribbons). Overall, this is a truly magnificent example of the Defense of Sevastopol Medal, and it will be almost impossible to find a better piece! The Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol is one of the hardest to find of the Soviet WW2 campaign series. The battle for Sevastopol was one of the most epic sieges of WW2. The initial attempt by the German and Romanian troops to capture this vital port in 1941 was completely frustrated by both the determined defenders and massive forts ringing the city. The siege that ensued went on for 250 days devolving into the kind of siege warfare similar to battlefields of WW1 and Verdun in particular. The Germans had to use their heaviest siege artillery on the forts and to neutralize the Soviet Black Sea Fleet by incessant air attacks. Even then, they only just barely managed to break through the defenses by resorting to a desperate nighttime seaborne assault across the bay. The cost of capturing Sevastopol had been very high to the Nazis and it severely reduced their chances of victory at Stalingrad later on. Many of the Soviet defenders fought to the bitter end, and even the families of the Red Army officers carried on the fight in the caves and underground tunnels until those were sealed by the German engineers. Those who survived the battle were awarded with the Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol, one of the first Soviet campaign medals of the war. Because there were not many survivors on the Soviet side fewer than 50 thousand according to official Soviet records this medal is quite rare compared to most other Soviet WW2 Defense, Capture or Liberation awards. This is also one of the most widely faked of Soviet WW2 medals. Not to worry though: the SUPERB example we are offering is definitely a genuine, WW2 era award we guarantee it! The item “ORIGINAL Soviet WW2 MEDAL for DEFENSE OF SEVASTOPOL + Old Suspension A+CONDITION” is in sale since Friday, June 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “collectrussia” and is located in Tenafly, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Type: Badge
  • Country: Soviet Union
  • Category: Collectibles
  • Original or Reproduction: Original
  • Region or Culture: Russian

Rare Original Russian Medal Ww2 Defense Sevastopol War Crimea Russia Cccp Badge

Rare Original Russian Medal Ww2 Defense Sevastopol War Crimea Russia Cccp Badge

RARE ORIGINAL RUSSIAN MEDAL WW2 DEFENSE SEVASTOPOL WAR CRIMEA RUSSIA CCCP BADGE. Has original ribbon and award. Guaranteed original for life. Ribbon is a light yellow with a blue band. On the front, you can see soldiers battling. On the back, there is the hammer and sickle and it says for our Soviet land. The clip and metal plate is original and nothing is missing. Medal is in overall excellent condition. Length: 3 1/2 inches or 90mm. Weight: 32.9 g or 1.16 ounces. Please see pictures for details. Please see my other items. Item came from old estate. Please leave your feedback , when you RECEIVE this item. See other items for sale. Large selection of Russian antiques and collectibles. WANT LISTS ARE WELCOME, We have been in business for over 20 years. Please see our store with many interesting and unique items from old estates. We are experts at full service estate / personal property liquidations, Auctions and appraisals of whole or partial estates. We can represent you our clients in major world auctions such as Sotheby’s , Christie’s , Freeman , and others. We speak Ukrainian, Russian, and most Slavic languages. Rare and collectible coins, medals, badges, uniforms, swords, and daggers from all over the world. Cossack related historical materials. Political memorabilia of high officials. Political and military collectibles. Awards and decorations from Russia and USSR. Russian Imperial antiques of any kind. Autographs, archives, and paper items from Russian Royalty origins. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “RARE ORIGINAL RUSSIAN MEDAL WW2 DEFENSE SEVASTOPOL WAR CRIMEA RUSSIA CCCP BADGE” is in sale since Monday, January 19, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “ocha3″ and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Soviet USSR WWII WW2 Medal for Defense of Sevastopol with Docs. RRR

Soviet USSR WWII WW2 Medal for Defense of Sevastopol with Docs. RRR

Soviet USSR WWII WW2 Medal for Defense of Sevastopol with Docs. RRR

Original old WWII Medal for Defense of Sevastopol with Docs. Very good condition, see pictures. Genuine old war period award, not a reproduction. All my items is original. Nice and rare medal. I accept Pay Pal only. The item “Soviet USSR WWII WW2 Medal for Defense of Sevastopol with Docs. RRR” is in sale since Tuesday, August 11, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “antique_gift” and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Ukraine

World War Two Soviet Defence Of Sevastopol Medal