Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Order of Glory 3rd Class

The Order of Glory 3rd class, in Russian Orden "Slavy" (Tret'ej Stepeni)), was commissioned on 8th November 1943.

The Order of Glory 3rd class is the lowest of the three Order of Glory classes and is awarded to non commissioned officers and those of the lower classes who have not gained any class Order of Glory and shown further bravery during battle against the enemy.

In total nine hundred and ninety seven thousand eight hundred and fifteen 3rd class orders were awarded.

The first class order is a silver star with a central silver plate showing the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin with a red five pointed star at the top of the tower and a red banner underneath with gold writing saying “Slava” which means glory. On the read there is a raised circle with the letters CCCP (USSR).

Type 1 – Variation one – Extremely rare and will take a collector with funds available a few years to find one. Made of silver with a silver central plate, the edging of the star is raised on both back and front. The ring is part of the medal.

Type 2 – Variation one – Easy to find in small quantity. Made of silver with a silver central plate, the edging of the star is raised on the front only. The serial number on the reverse is hand engraved.

Type 2 – Variation two – Easy to find in small quantity. Made of silver with a silver central plate, the edging of the star is raised on the front only. The serial number on the reverse is not hand engraved.

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