University graduate badge, 1946-1948.
Silver gilt, enamels; 47.5 x 26.9 mm. Riveted two-piece construction, beautiful quality. The USSR state emblem is of pre-1948 style, with 11 scrolls representing the number of republics in the Soviet Union.
In very fine to excellent condition. The enamel is nicely preserved overall having only a few thin surface flakes to the white border that are nearly unnoticeable to the naked eye. The blue enamel is perfect. Both blue and white enamels retain beautiful luster. The USSR state emblem is practically pristine, with crisp details and much of its original gilt still intact. The rivets are tight, and the reverse shows nice toning to silver. Includes original screw plate marked "Monetnyi Dvor". The screw post is full length, well over 12 mm.
/"Avers 8", p. 561, fig. 2790.a/
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