MATERIAL: Bronze
TYPE: Medal
DIMENSIONS: 1 in. diameter
COMPONENTS: The obverse illustrating the right-facing bust of Tsar Alexander I, reverse inscribed in Russian "1812 This Glorious Year Went By, But The Heroic Deeds Then Performed Will Never Pass -- 1912".
ITEM ID: 5035
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Imperial Russian 1812 War Commemoriative Medal

DATE
Year: 1912
Decade: 1910s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Notes: August 12, 1912

Imperial Russian 1812 War Commemorative Medal.

The medal was instituted on August 12, 1912 during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II and was created to commemorate the centenary of the end of the campaign on Russian soil against the Napoleonic invaders. It was awarded to all ranks of the military personnel who took part in the official ceremonies in Moscow and in the parades held on the fields of Borodino, to civilians who had actively assisted in the preparations of the ceremony and to a wide range of officials who were present at the festivities. Minor wear and oxidation, else fine.