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Defence of Odessa Medal

Article about: Hi Guys I am seeking a Defence of Odessa campaign medal to complete my Campaign collection. I have seen many spurious examples for sale but this one has caught my eye. Please can you give me

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    Thank you all for your comments, once again your help has saved me money !

    I still have so much to learn about these medals particularly 'fake v Variant '

    Your feedback is much appreciated

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Here's a nice link to info on the Odessa medal and the signs what to look for in originals versus fakes:

    Награды СССР Особенности медали За оборону Одессы - Награды СССР

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    One thing I noticed on OP's medal in question is that the inscription 'For Defense Odessa' on the top obverse of the medal is closer to the rim that it is to the rounded center portion of the medal, especially at the 12 o'clock area.

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