Medal "From the Grateful Afghan People".
Brass, enamels; medallion measures 32 mm in diameter.
Medallion obverse shows USSR and Afghan flags; the reverse
bears inscription "From the Grateful Afghan People" in
Russian and Dari.
In very fine to excellent condition. Unlike many unissued
examples of the "Grateful Afghan People" medal, this piece
shows genuine use and light wear. There are some minor
blemishes to the gilt finish and light scratches and scuffs
to enamel on the flags, but no significant damage of any
kind. The details are perfect. The old ribbon is faded and
shows wear but is still sound and clean. Comes with original
unmarked screw plate which is correct for this medal.
This medal was instituted by the Communist government of
Afghanistan and like nearly all other Afghan awards of
communist era, manufactured by the Soviet mint. It was
issued to all Soviet servicemen who served in Afghanistan.