Kuban Cossack Host Medal and Diploma
Paper, Ink, Bronze and Ribbon
H 11 in x W 8.5 in
Gift. Velichko, Aleksei Trofimovich
Medal and diploma awarded to Aleksei Trofimovich Velichko in September 1964. Medal: Кубанская войсковая медаль (Kuban Host medal), class II. Bronze, surmounted by double eagle. On obverse: Catherine II's cypher and Kuban Cossack coat of arms over 1696-1959. On reverse: stamped No 156 and inscription: За заслуги Кубанскому войску ("For services to the Kuban Host"). Medal is on striped ribbon - half Russian tricolor, half Kuban colors. Diploma: has Kuban Cossack coat of arms in top left; No 156; stamped "Кубанскiй войсковой штабъ"; signed by Tkachev, Tretiakov, and Fenev (?).