Order of Archangel Michael

Order

Date:

1920

Materials:

Metal and Ribbon

Dimensions:

W 1.5625 in x H 1.5625 in

Accession Number:

679.2.84

Credit Line:

Gift. Ob'edinenie Pervopokhodnikov

Description

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).