USSR. Order of Alexander Nevsky No. 42131.
It was established by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated July 29, 1942. The Order of Alexander Nevsky is awarded to the commanders of the Red Army, who showed personal courage, courage and bravery in the battles for the Motherland in the Patriotic War, and who ensure the successful actions of their units with skillful command.
The badge of the Order of Alexander Nevsky is a convex, ruby-red enameled, five-pointed star on the background of a ten-pointed regular figure, on the surface of which there are divergent polished rays. The red star has gilded rims. In the middle of the star is a round bound shield with a relief image of Alexander Nevsky and an inscription on the circumference in convex letters: "ALEXANDER NEVSKY". The shield is bordered by a laurel gilded wreath. The lower ends of the branches of the wreath are covered with a figured shield with a gilded image of a hammer and sickle on it. Against the background of the rays of the ten-pointed figure, the ends of two gilded birdies crossed behind a round shield are depicted. In the lower part of the order, gilded ones are crossed behind the figured shield: a sword, a spear, a bow and a quiver with arrows.
In total, 42165 awards were made by the Order of Alexander Nevsky for exploits and merits in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
Silver, enamel, gilding. The size is 50 mm. Weight 41 grams.