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Different types of Yugoslav Order of Bravery

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Greetings gentlemen,

I would like to present you different types of Bravery order from my collection.

First (and my personal favorite) Soviet production, Monetny Dvor, obvious signs of wear but a very nice number - 229.

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Couple of close ups.

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Yugoslav production. numbered IKOM, relatively small number - 20652.

I've never seen their order with number lower than 10k. There are some speculations that IKOM started from 10k, but as far as I know there are no certain information on this matter.

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One more numbered IKOM - 34854. This time a complete set, with older type of box with a Cyrillic inscription (ОРДЕН ЗА ХРАБРОСТ) and a document.

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Document, issued February 1946.

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Slightly different IKOM #54927.

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Unnumbered IKOM.

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Gilded unnumbered IKOM.

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ZIN #131075

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One more ZIN #144981 with "interesting" ribbon.

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That would be all from me for now, if you have interesting pieces, especially with different types of boxes and/or documents I would be very grateful if you could post them here.

Kind regards,

Radmilo

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Well done!

Especially the first one is a great piece - a worn early war award is probably the best it can get.

Now it will be interesting to try dating the different types.

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Fantastic collection of Orders of Bravery Radmilo :)

Its been a busy week so far but I have to add in this one from my MT Pukovnik Peronja's collection :)

Serial number 74634

Great idea for a Bravery Order thread :)

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and reverse:

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I think this is a great idea because we can then establish from where abouts certain Orders date from. Which without the archive and very little resources elsewhere will prove even more valuable for Yugoslavian collectors in the future.

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Thank you both for kind words! And thank you Igor for posting your order with document in this topic! :)
We can see that #34854 was awarded on 18. of February 1946, and #74634 on 8. of March 1948. so it would be logical that #54927 was awarded somewhere between those two dates and #20652 before February '46. When it comes to ZIN and unnumbered IKOM I am completely clueless. I forgot to mention that there are two theories about gilded unnumbered IKOMs, first that that type was issued on recipient's request as a duplicate and second that it was given to senior officers.

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Monetny Dvor Order of Bravery numbered 480.

Great find with excellent number, seems to be very well preserved!

Thanks for images.

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And the case the above Monetny Dvor issue came in.

Your MD and early IKOM box from above look pretty similar. Apart from perhaps small difference in size the inscription is different - Latin on yours and Cyrillic on mine.

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Do you maybe have documents for these awards? It would be great to see when was that #480 awarded...

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The two boxes do look somewhat alike. I have no documentation for either of the awards that I posted and have no way of verifying whether the boxes actually came with either of the awards or were added later.

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When it comes to Soviet order I think it originally came with that box, I've seen them in that type of boxes before. Actually I've seen them in only two different types of boxes which on the outside look more or less similar.

And this is the first time I see that gilded one in a box.

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paja: Looking at the catalogue for the Rauch sale you appear to be correct as they show both the box illustrated in post #4 and the one in my post as being associated with the Soviet Order of Bravery.

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Yugoslav numbered decorations usually have the number handwritten on the back side of the box. Unfortunately I think that Soviets didn't do the same or am I wrong? Is there a number on the back side of your box?

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paja: There is a number written on the bottom of the box and it matches the number on the medal.

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