Order of Archangel Michael
Metal and Ribbon
W 1.5625 in x H 1.5625 in
Gift. Ob'edinenie Pervopokhodnikov
Order of Archangel Michael of the Ural Cossack Host. Equilateral silvered bronze (?) cross, in center is circular medallion with relief image of mounted Archangel Michael spearing a dragon. On arms of cross is relief inscription: ЗА ВѢРУ | РОДИНУ | ЯИКЪ | И СВОБОДУ (For Faith, Fatherland, Iaik, and Liberty). On red moire ribbon. Archangel Michael was the patron saint of the Ural Cossacks, Iaik was the name of their capital (aka Ural'sk).