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People's Republic of Poland, Medal for Protecting Peace, late 1970s - 1980s.

In gilded brass, 38.3 mm wide. Massive and very attractive piece. The obverse shows inscription "Guarding Peace" and "Baltic, Oder, Neisse" - i.e. the sea and rivers marking Polish western and norther frontier. In excellent, near mint condition. Includes well-preserved old ribbon.

Established in 1975, this medal was awarded primarily to border guards. Some were issued to Soviet KGB and military officers.