Medal of Honored Lawyer of RSFSR, 1981 - 1995 issue.
In German silver, gilded tombak and lacquer, medallion measures 30.3 mm in height (incl. eyelet), 26.7 mm in width; riveted 2-piece construction. Early style mint mark ММД (Moscow Mint) to the reverse of the suspension device.
In excellent, near mint condition. The lacquer finish is extremely well preserved, almost pristine. The gilt on the wreath is perfect and bright.
The Title of Honored Lawyer of RSFSR was established in 1966 but like with most other "Honored" titles, the medal - or rather "an honorary badge" by the official Soviet classification - was introduced much later, in 1981. We can assume that at that point, the medal was back-issued to all the earlier holders of the Title who were still alive. The award was bestowed upon some of the most distinguished Soviet law professors, judges, prosecutors and - probably very rarely - defense attorneys.
/"Avers 8", p. 238, fig. 1177/
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