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Old 05-11-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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George Medal "For Bravery".

Silver medal for Bravery, IV Class. Nicholas II period.
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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Medal for Bravery

Medal for Bravery, Nicholas II period, white metal.
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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Medal for Bravery III Class

Silver medal for Bravery, III Class. Nicholas II period. Serial number 28201.
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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Any experts out there that can tell me the weight, and measurement of this medal? If real, how rare? This weighs 13.6 grams and measures 28.91 mm across.

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Let me rephrase my question, what the weight and measurement should be?

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Old 04-05-2006, 09:14 AM   #5
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Any experts out there that can tell me the weight, and measurement of this medal? If real, how rare? This weighs 13.6 grams and measures 28.91 mm across.

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I'm not sure about weight but the size is correct. This medal is very rare. However, this one on the picture is a fake.
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:04 AM   #6
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The Medal for Bravery

The St. George Medal for Bravery. Awarded for merit in combat. Instituted in August 1878 in four classes as the Medal for Bravery awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men for bravery during peace or war. In 1913 the title of the medal was changed to "St George Medal for Bravery". The medal can be awarded to civilians for bravery during times of war.
Associated with the Order of St. George, but ranking below that of the the St. George Cross.
The St. George Medal came in four classes, like the cross. Gold medallions for 1st and 2nd class. Silver medallions for 3rd and 4th. A bow on the ribbon denoted 1st class and 3rd. The 1st and 3rd class medals were 50/51mm while the 2nd and 4th class were 28/29mm. At one point late in the 19th century these medals started being awarded with a serial number. Late in WW1 the gold was replaced by bronze and the silver with a silver colored alloy (nickel silver or "German" silver?).
The medal was awarded for merit to other Allied soldiers as well as Russians. Obverse shows the bust of the reigning Emperor with his title. Reverse center in two lines the wording FOR BRAVERY, below that the serial number followed by the class of the award.
During the time of the Provisional Government (March - November 1917), the bust of the Emperor was replaced by St George slaying the dragon.

Two images of the St. George Medal for Bravery. The first is presumably in gold, either a 1st or 2nd class variation but at the present I cannot explain the lack of class designation on the reverse.
The second image is of a 4th class example, with class designation and serial number
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Re: George Medal "For Bravery".

Here is George Medal "For Bravery" #324605.
Most likely awarded in mid-1915, research is slowly coming along.

It is rather tired, but the price was right. I will probably plug the hole and add a more original style ring, suspension and ribbon.
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