#492 Jan Bartos POLAND ORDER VIRTUTI MILITARI, Type I, for Battle of Warsaw 1920
#31 POLAND POLISH ORDER OF THE VIRTUTI MILITARI, #492, 5th class Type I medal. Silver gilt worn, perfect enamels. Awarded to St Sierzant Jan Bartos on May 17th 1921 who was attached to the 9th Pilsudski Legion Infantry Regiment. It was awarded for the Polish Soviet War one of the greatest historical battles which changed world history resulted in the 2nd greatest Polish military victory after the Battle of Grunwald. Sgt Bartos was one of the first to be decorated with the re-instituted VM. Very rare original, 1st type VM. This is an official government issue. Mounted on an new replacement ribbon. Only a fraction of these 9,999 awarded VMs survived today. Its historical value is beyond price. See Wesolowski pages 221 and 378, Sikorski page 108 and Stela books. The free listing tool. The item “#492 Jan Bartos POLAND ORDER VIRTUTI MILITARI, Type I, for Battle of Warsaw 1920″ is in sale since Sunday, January 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “polishmilitaria” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Poland