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Finland. Medal of the Winter War, 1939-1940, for Foreigners, iron, with bag

135.00 EUR  
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~157.15 USD

Talvisodan Muistomitali 1939-1940, Ulkomaalaisille rautaisena

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Talvisodan Muistomitali 1939-1940, Ulkomaalaisille rautaisena – Commemorative Medal of the Winter War, for Foreigners, iron

Instituted on 2. August.1940 for the participants of the so called Winter War (Talvisota), defending Finland against Soviet invasion 1939-1940. Version for foreigners (diameter 34 mm, back: Finnish Lion), awarded to the foreign volunteer soldiers. With the clasp Kenttäarmeija (Field Army)10.000 pieces iron medals for foreigners were awarded only. Here a medal in set with named awarding bag and a ribbon piece (for ribbon bar). Nice aseldom offered set.

Reference: Tiainen 5.2.3a

Burnished iron (magnetic), very nice condition, on original old ribbon, with nice preserved clasp & bag.