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Old 10-24-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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What do we know about the Orders of Mother Heroine?

Hello, comrades! I'm pretty much a noob on this forum, and excuse me in advance if I messed the first impression up with posting here.
I'm Gabriel, a collector from Norway, without a collection (so far), and I love the medals, orders and all the info about them.

But, enough about me... I'm here to ask you guys about the hard facts that we know about all the titles of Mother Heroine.

I'm interested in ever Order and medal on the market, but I find the ones from communistic countries to be a little bit more interesting than others.

But back to the Mother Heroine titles...

I know about the Soviet Russian version, "Мать-героиня".
What is it built from? Were there variations with different materials?

I also know about the Albanian version; Nene Heroine. Does anyone have any information about this one?

And the second last I know about is the Romanian version, "Mama Eroina".
I know some of them were made of gold, some gilded silver and some just pure bronze.

And the last I know about is the Bulgarian version. This one is quite different from the other, because this one is "just" a gold star connected to a pin, instead of the "traditional" versions on silver sockets that we know from Albania, RSR and Soviet Russia.

Well, could anyone bring me images of the different models, and pieces that are confirmed to be authentic?

Thank you very much in advance, comrades.

Gabriel

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Re: What do we know about the Orders of Mother Heroine?

Hi Gabriel,

Welcome to the forum!

To be strictly correct Mother Heroine is really a Title and not an order or medal.

On 18 September, 1975, the gold (583/1000) content of the order was 4.5 ± 0.4402g, silver was 11.525 ± 0.974g. The total weight of the order was 17.5573 ± 1.75g.

There are several variations but the materials used to make them remained fairly constant. As with any Russian award one of the best sites to get information, if you can handle doing a bit of translation, is ОРДЕНА И МЕДАЛИ СССР. The site has a section on this award Орден "МАТЬ - ГЕРОИНЯ" - 1.

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:15 AM   #3
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Re: What do we know about the Orders of Mother Heroine?

Thank you very much, Simon!

But, does anyone know anything about the Albanian version?

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: What do we know about the Orders of Mother Heroine?

Eric R. Schena, The Decorations of Socialist Albania: An Introductory Guide, 2006, pp. 55-57 deals with the Albanian OMH.

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: What do we know about the Orders of Mother Heroine?

Thank you, comrade!

An interesting piece of information. Added to my digital library.

BTW; I'm about buying an Albanian Mother Heroine, for 30 USD. Is that a good prize or not?

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:35 PM   #6
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Re: What do we know about the Orders of Mother Heroine?

An interesting discussion. I, too, like these motherhood awards.

See also:
http://soviet-awards.com/forum/sovie...r-heroine.html
http://soviet-awards.com/forum/sovie...od-awards.html
http://soviet-awards.com/forum/sovie...otherhood.html

And there is more on this forum . . .
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