Medal of the 1st Brigade of Russian Volunteers

Medal

Date:

1919

Materials:

Silver and Ribbon

Dimensions:

W 1.125 in x H 1.625 in

Accession Number:

667.84

Credit Line:

Gift. Ob'edinenie Pervopokhodnikov

Description

Medal commemorating the campaign of the 1st brigade of Russian Volunteers (Drozdovtsy) and their march from Jassy to the Don in 1918. Silver oval medal with relief image of a woman (representing Russia) holding flag and sword standing on a cliff. Beneath her are soldiers ascending cliff and sun in the background. Framed by an oak and laurel branch wreath. Two crossed swords at top of medal. On reverse is relief inscription above and inside a shield framed with foliage: ПОХОДЪ | ДРОЗДОВЦЕВЪ | ЯССЫ- | ДОНЪ | 200 ВЕРСТЪ | 26-II-25-II | 1918. On tricolor ribbon with bow.