A U.K. dealer is offering a rare Russian Order of Glory medal in an upcoming sale. I hadn't seen one of these before - here is an excerpt from their press release.
A Russian (Soviet Union) first degree Order of Glory Medals awarded in 1943 will be going under the hammer in November at Birmingham based auctioneers Fellows & Sons.
The Order of Glory, which was modelled closely upon the Tsarist Cross of St. George, had three degrees. A person initially received the third degree, and would subsequently be promoted to higher degrees for further acts of bravery; one who received all three degrees was called polniy kavaler ordenov slavy (full Cavalier of the Order of Glory). In total only 2620 gold first class orders were awarded and attained this Full Cavalier status.
The Order of Glory became defunct upon the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2000, the Cross of St. George was revived to serve the same purpose of rewarding bravery in NCO's and enlisted service personnel.
To read the complete article, see:
Rare Russian Medals to Go Under the Hammer
Wayne Homren, Editor
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