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Medal to a Railway Worker of China, mid 1950s.

Brass gilt, enamels; medallion is 40.5 mm tall (incl. eyelet), 37.0 mm wide. The obverse shows a steam engine locomotive and Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier with PPSh submachine gun. There is PLA flag on top and hieroglyphic inscription "August 1st" (the official date of the creation of the People's Liberation Army) under the star. The inscription near the bottom is "Award to Railroad Workers of China". The reverse features a date "1955.2.10" in raised characters, probably the date of the institution of the medal.

In very fine to excellent condition. T

Brass gilt, enamels; medallion is 40.5 mm tall (incl. eyelet), 37.0 mm wide. The obverse shows a steam engine locomotive and Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier with PPSh submachine gun. There is PLA flag on top and hieroglyphic inscription "August 1st" (the official date of the creation of the People's Liberation Army) under the star. The inscription near the bottom is "Award to Railroad Workers of China". The reverse features a date "1955.2.10" in raised characters, probably the date of the institution of the medal.

In very fine to excellent condition. There is a tiny, almost unnoticeable chip to the enamel on the flag under the flagpole finial. The enamel is otherwise perfect, showing attractive luster and completely free of the usual rubbing, flaking or scratches. The raised details are beautifully preserved and crisp. A good amount of the original fire gilt finish is clearly visible in the recessed areas on the obverse and around the letters on the reverse. Comes on original suspension ribbon

This medal was a strictly military award issued to railway workers or the railway branch of the PLA. Although exact criteria for the award are unknown at this time, it was apparently issued exclusively for distinction in the Korean War. The medal is very scarce.
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