Kuban Cossack Host Medal and Diploma

Medal; Document

Date:

1964

Materials:

Paper, Ink, Bronze and Ribbon

Dimensions:

H 11 in x W 8.5 in

Accession Number:

541.85

Credit Line:

Gift. Velichko, Aleksei Trofimovich

Description

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 (?).