Supreme Soviet of Chuvash Autonomous Republic membership badge,
pin back, numbered, 1971 - 1985.
Silver gilt, enamels. measures 37.0 mm in width, the flagpole is 26.4 mm tall. Outstanding quality, typical of the Supreme Soviet badges. Engraved serial number "39" on the reverse and maker mark "MMD" with "square top" D. Badges with sharing these characteristics were issued to members of 4 Convocations of the Supreme Soviet of Chuvashskaya SSR: 1971, 1975, 1980 and 1985.
These convocations had combined total of 718 delegates. Interestingly, the delegates of the first three convocations received only a single pinback badge whereas the 200 members of the last convocation had two, a pinback and a screwback.
In excellent condition. The enamel has only a few tiny contact marks completely invisible to the naked eye, no flaking, chips or other noticeable wear. The gilt finish is nice and bright.
/See A. Mekhonoshin, "Breast Badges of the Highest Offices of Government, 1917-1991", fig. 18.2.4, also "Avers 8" p. 547, fig. 2701/