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THE RUSSIAN THING: ‘IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 1812 PATRIOTIC WAR MEDAL’

Thr unique event in Russian history
2012-09-10 18:58:12

The silver medal ‘In Commemoration of the 1812 Patriotic war’ was established by Alexander I, the Emperor, in February 1813. Next year, in August 1814, another medal, from dark bronze, was established.

 

 


To be remembered

The silver medal ‘In Commemoration of 1812 Patriotic War’ Nikolai, the Emperor, authorized wearing the medal by the descendants of fathers and family heads.’ The right of wearing stretched to the females too. In addition, the descendants in no possession of the genuine medal of that time were entitled to getting them crafted privately in workshops.
Silver medal.

Revers: Silver medal.

Caption on the medal: Not to us, not to us, but to the name of Yours. 
The words on the medal are the contraction from the Bible’s: ‘Not to us, not to us, but to the name of Yours for the sake   of benefaction of Yours, for the sake of truth of Yours’

 

 

 

Bronze medal.

 

 

 

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