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Arts and Human Sciences Institute graduate badge, circa 1960s- 70s.

Brass, enamels; measures 47.7 mm tall x 25.9 wide. Features riveted three-piece construction with superimposed Soviet state emblem and open book. Reverse shows early mint mark ЛМД ("LMD") of the Leningrad Mint. This graduation badge is very similar in design to that of pedagogical institutes (high level colleges), but unlike the latter has enamel of much darker, royal blue shade.

In very fine condition. The white enamel retains nice luster and has only a couple of surface flakes near the left corner of the diamond, nearly unnoticeable without magnification.

Brass, enamels; measures 47.7 mm tall x 25.9 wide. Features riveted three-piece construction with superimposed Soviet state emblem and open book. Reverse shows early mint mark ЛМД ("LMD") of the Leningrad Mint. This graduation badge is very similar in design to that of pedagogical institutes (high level colleges), but unlike the latter has enamel of much darker, royal blue shade.

In very fine condition. The white enamel retains nice luster and has only a couple of surface flakes near the left corner of the diamond, nearly unnoticeable without magnification. The royal blue enamel in the center is flawless. The raised details of the book and Soviet national emblem are perfect and crisp; a good amount of the original gilt finish is present. The screw post is full length, approx. 9 mm measured from its hexagon nut base, and includes original Leningrad Mint-marked screw plate.

Issued to graduates of various Soviet higher education establishments specializing in arts, literature, humanities or human sciences including Law Schools. Graduating from the latter was often a requirement for higher-ranking police officers who wanted to advance their career in law enforcement.
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