Medal of the Central Committee of SDJA, circa late 1970s- early 1980s.
Aluminum, paint, lacquer; medallion measures 44.5 mm in height (incl. eyelet), 40.7 mm in width; weighs 7.9 g without the suspension and connecting link; overall weight with suspension is 16.5 g. The obverse shows a Soviet-like emblem with a clenched fist upon the red banner and motto "To Defend the Country". The reverse is inscribed "Central Committee of S.D.J.A.". The SDJA is an abbreviation for Sazman-e-Democratic-e-Jawanan-e-Afghanistan, which translates as "Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan". It was basically the Afghan equivalent of the Soviet Komsomol (VLKSM).
In outstanding, excellent condition. The paint and lacquer are perfectly preserved, completely free of any of the usual chips, scratches or scuffs. Comes on original suspension with intact, functional pin. This is a very scarce award, especially in perfect condition and with original suspension included.
Please note, penny in our photo is for size reference.
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