Excellent Border Guard badge, 1st class, 1970s - 80s.
Brass, enamels, lacquer. The medallion is approx. 39.5 mm wide. Star-shaped badge on red rectangular suspension, shows a border guard in the center and a border maker at the top. Reverse of the medallion shows mint mark of the Moscow Mint.
/Kutsenko, "Insignia of Law Enforcement Agencies of the USSR", fig. 2.3.05/.