Medal of People's Writer of Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, 1970s-80s issue.
In brass gilt and enamels; medallion is 26.0 mm wide. The reverse of the suspension has early style mint mark "MMD" of the Moscow Mint. Excellent condition.
Throughout its short existence, the title of People's Writer of Moldavian SSR was awarded to only a handful of people, in all likelihood fewer than 10. The Soviet mint obviously struck more medals some of which remained unissued after the collapse of the USSR, but considering that the award was expected to be bestowed very rarely, very few medal must have been minted.