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    Hi All,

    Any experts that can comment on the following St. George Cross 4th class.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Well, I am by no means expert in Imperial Russian awards but I do have a few including one St George" and I would say this is an appalling fake. The detail is dreadful especially at the edges / borders, the serial number is badly aligned and the suspension is totally wrong. The main ring looks like it might be the right type of metal but it is in the wrong orientation being joined to the medal by what looks like a piece of soft galvanised rod crudely bent to shape. Hard to tell but I am not sure the main ring is the right size either. These medals are of a period and were never made to the high standards of later 20th century minting techniques but for my money this one is a stinker and I would leave it alone.
    That's just my opinion though so wait for someone who specialises in these.

    Regards

    Mark
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    Great thanks for the feedback!

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