X-RARE Soviet Russian USSR CCCP Gold Star "Hero of the Soviet Union" Medal/Order For Sale

X-RARE Soviet Russian USSR CCCP Gold Star

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X-RARE Soviet Russian USSR CCCP Gold Star "Hero of the Soviet Union" Medal/Order:

XXX-RARE Soviet Russian USSR CCCP Gold Star "Hero of the Soviet Union #5802"

Gold Star to the Hero of the Soviet Union: made of solid 23 carat gold. It measures 32.04 mm in height including the eyelet, 30.24 mm in width and it weighs 20.95 gram. The the text Герой СССР(Hero of the USSR)is located at the center of the reverse right underneath the serial number ‘5802’. The suspension is authentic to the medal and measures 26.34 mm in width at his widest point and 21.71 in height without the loop at the suspension.

The gold Hero of the Soviet Union star is in excellent, well above average condition. Its obverse shows several small scratches and microscopic dings. The lettering on its reverse show little wear and the side of the medal maintained its still sharp edges. The very tips of the star show the usual wear. The suspension includes its time period original ribbon, rectangular plate and hexagon nut. The screwplate is a replacement for the original plate.

A excellent and rare piece of great historical importance!!!

Guaranteed to be ORIGINAL or your money back without questions!!!

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History note

The Gold Star was the highest state decoration in the former Soviet Union. With the decoration came the title 'Hero of the Soviet Union', the highest honorary title that could be given to both civilians and soldiers for accomplishments in promoting peace, promoting socialism, protecting the motherland, or a heroic act to help others. The title Hero of the Soviet Union was established on April 16, 1934, although the Gold Star medal (which has become synonymous with the title) was not instigated until 1939. The total number of persons who were awarded this title was 12,745. The great majority of them received it during World War II (11,635 Heroes of the Soviet Union, 101 twice Heroes, 3 thrice Heroes, and 2 four-time Heroes). Sixty-five people were awarded the title for actions related to the Soviet-Afghan War, which lasted from 1979 until 1989. The famous Russian sniper Vasily Zaitsev is one of the better known recipients of the award, his achievements being featured in the film Enemy at the Gates. Lydia Litvyak, the world's leading female fighter ace, was posthumously awarded the honour.

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