Russian Empire. Order of Saint Anna 3 class, with swords for military merit. Was made by Eduard company, on the reverse of the upper beam, under the enamel namesake "VD", on the handles of swords female head (sign of components). The award for bravery (military merit) of the early 20th century, including the period of the Russian-Japanese war, the First World war.
The Imperial Order of St. Anne was established in 1735 as a dynastic award of the Duchy of Holstein (Golstinia. or Holstein - the former duchy in Nord Germany, between Eider, Elba, Grass, German and Baltic Seas). In the state system of awards of Russia, it appeared much later. This happened in 1797 by decision of Emperor Paul I. Officials and military of almost all ranks were encouraged by the Order.
Gold, hot enamel. Craks on the enamel. Size 35*39,5mm. Weight 10,7g.