Auction 102

Lot 260:

SOVIET ORDER OF THE RED BANNER OF LABOR

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The Order of the Red Banner of Labor was an order of the Soviet Union established to honor great deeds and services to the Soviet state and society in the fields of production, science, culture, literature, the arts, education, health, social and other spheres of labor activities. It is the labor counterpart of the military Order of the Red Banner. The Order of the Red Banner of Labour was the third-highest civil award in the Soviet Union after the Order of Lenin and Order of the October Revolution. Type 2 order, post-1943, numbered 383046, secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by an overlapping 24 mm light and dark blue striped ribbon. Consisting of a silver badge in the shape of a cogwheel, the inscription ‘Workers of all countries, unite’ the rallying cry from the ‘The Communist Manifesto’ by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

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