Item 2008.005.03.021 - commemorative military medal with Lenin and shining star

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commemorative military medal with Lenin and shining star

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  • 1957 (Creation)

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2 medals: metal alloy; 8.5 x 4.8 cm

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gold-coloured medal hanging from a striped ribbon with pin on back. Recto depicts full-body portrait of Lenin with arm outstretched against background of city and shining star. Verso hears image of city buildings and two crests. Both sides bear Russian inscriptions. These medals were awarded to participants of the restoration and reconstruction of Leningrad on the 250th anniversary of its founding. Verso reads: Glory to the City-Hero!

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  • Russian

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recto: In memory of 250 anniversary of Leningrad; verso: City-hero is 250.

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