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Uffz. Rohleder

Tsar Nicholas I. Medal

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Hello all, 

Today I got this medal. It's my first Tsarist medal ever. 

So I'm quite excited. 

But I'm curious what the award conditions are and if there is any chance of a matching ribbon. 


The yellow spots are play dough. 

Looks like some kids used the medal as stamp of some kind :unsure::shame:


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"It was founded in 1896 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Nicholas 1. Silver medals were awarded to all officers and class officials who were in the reign of Nicholas I, on active service, bronze lower ranks. More than 30,000 silver and more than 220,000 bronze medals were minted at the St.Petersburg MD. "

From: http://medalirus.ru/pamyatnie-medali/pamyat-nikolay.php  Image of ribbon included.


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Hallo Rohleder;

I am an advocate for adding ribbons to medals.  In my opinion, it completes them. 

I think it is a matter of taste on HOW you attach the ribbon -for display purposes.  Most of the time, the Russian medals tend to have a unique fold to the ribbon.  I attached a link to an imperfect example that I found on this forum, but there are a lot of photographed examples of soldiers wearing their medals this way.   It doesn't look like you have a lot of ribbon to work with, so I can understand that you might not be able to duplicate this.





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