The Order of Maternal Glory was a Soviet civilian award commemorating mothers with a substantial number of children, created on 8 July 1944 by Joseph Stalin and established with a decision of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
The order was divided into three classes:
First class: mothers bearing and raising nine children.
Second class: mothers bearing and raising eight children.
Third class: mothers bearing and raising seven children.
This is a very fine example of the Order of Maternal Glory, 2nd class. Awarded to mothers of eight children. It is a type 2 award (with thick suspension ring). Serial number 962,494. Constructed of silver and enamels, working pinback on the reverse. Great condition, difficult to upgrade.