Badge for Combat Minesweeping, early version, circa late 1960s - early 70s issue.
Aluminum, paint; medallion measures 43.4 x 34.4 mm. Early version of the badge featuring triangular shaped bottom of the suspension device. There is a hexagon maker mark of the Pobeda Factory on the reverse of the suspension which indicates late 1960s as the probable period of manufacture.
In excellent condition. The ribbon is slightly faded but still in nice shape.
/Borisov "Badges of the Armed forces" fig. 125/.