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    Partisan Medal, 2nd class, 1940s-50s issue.

    Partisan Medal, 2nd class, 1940s-50s issue.

    In brass; measures 32.3 mm wide; approx. 2.6 mm thick at the edge; weighs 16.1 g not including the suspension and connecting link. This version of the medal features raised border around the edge of the obverse and "snub-nosed" portrait of Lenin with beard turned down at its tip. The hammer and sickle emblem on the reverse has a small projection over the edge of the sickle, above the handle.

    In excellent condition, absolutely superb for this medal. There are only a few microscopic contact marks, virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye. The raised details of the bas-relief and lettering are essentially pristine and exceptionally crisp. some usual small dings throughout, evenly distributed on the obverse or reverse, but no significant flaws of any kind. There are a few tiny, mild blemishes (barely noticeable in real life but greatly exaggerated in our photos); the toning to brass is overall very even and attractive. Some of the original "gilt" - i.e. the shiny surface left by the heavy press at the mint during the manufacturing process - is clearly visible in recessed areas on the obverse.

    Comes on an original WW2 suspension device, a two-layer model in steel with self-locking pin. The perfectly preserved ribbon is old, possibly original to the medal. The connecting link is original and hasn't been cut. To reiterate, this is a superb example - an original Partisan Medal is very hard to find in this condition.


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