Ochin xorochai ! I saw a few of these in Afghan bazaars in the 70s. Nice example
I am not up to par on Russian medals . If possible could I get a little lesson on these?
I't an original medal. It originally came with a rectangular suspension and was given a five-sided suspension after June 1943. The medal still has that wartime suspension.
Medal of VALOR.
As per the number - January/February 1943.
True, original suspension had to be a rectangular one.