Talvisodan Muistomitali 1939-1940, Mantsinsaari soljella – Commemorative Medal of the Winter War, with Mantsinsaari clasp
Instituted on 2. August.1940 for the participants of the so called Winter War (Talvisota), defending Finland against Soviet invasion 1939-1940. Basic version, awarded to the Finnish people. With the battle clasp Mantsinsaari (Mantsinsaari is a small island on the Lake Ladoga). There were 15 different official clasps issued, this one is most scarce.
Reference: Tiainen 5.2.1f
Burnished iron (magnetic), back some rust spots, otherwise very nice condition, on the original old ribbon with clasp & swords.