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    Red face Need assistance to identify some USSR medals

    OK i promise, this is the last batch of medals i want help to identify! These ones i bought in Ukraine at a flee market. I was promised they where from WW2..

    Front of medal 1


    Back of medal 1



    Front of medal 2


    Back of medal 2



    Front of medal 3


    Back of medal 3



    THANKS again!

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    Medal 1: Medal for Meritorious Labour During the Great Patriotic War, circa 1940 to early 1950's.
    Medal 2: Medal for Battle Merit , instituted in 1938, given to all ranks of the Military for distinguished service - issued 1938 to 1981.
    Some of the more knowledgeable people here may be able to tell you when yours was awarded.
    I have yet to find out what the last medal is.
    Tom

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    Medal No. 3 ....

    Medal "For Victory over Japan"

    Медаль За победу над Японией

    Awarded from 30 September 1945 to personnel of the 1st and 2nd Far East Trans-Baikal Fronts, Pacific Fleet and Amur River Flotilla who served in the 1945 campaign against Japan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_F...ory_Over_Japan

    Yours would appear to be the 2nd variant, awarded 1946-1948.

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    Thanks! Does anyone know what year the Medal for Battle Merit is from? The seller said WW2 but can't be sure..

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    For Medal No. 2 .....

    Medal "For Military Merit"
    Медаль За боевые заслуги

    The photos could be better, if one may be so bold as to make a suggestion.

    This appears to be a Type 2, Variant 2, Version 1 (with pentagonal ribbon, soldered attachment eyelet, straight sword hilt, wider serial number digits).

    The Type 2, Variant 1 (with pentagonal ribbon, lowest known serial number about 350,000, highest known serial number about 1,150,000) was awarded from June 1943. The Type 2, Variant 2, Version 1 has known serial numbers from about 1,075,000 to about 3,000,000.

    It is likely that your medal could be researched by number, although the cost of the research would typically exceed the price of the medal itself. I think an award around the year 1945 is most likely.

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    Thanks Frayer, sorry for bad photo, im not so good with taking them, i always shake so much!

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    Quote by Monuir View Post
    Thanks! Does anyone know what year the Medal for Battle Merit is from? The seller said WW2 but can't be sure..
    What's the serial number on the back? Is it 2079777? If so it dates from around early '45, or possibly part of a block awarded Nov. 46 for long service.

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    yes, Serial Number 2079777 is correct!

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