Medal for Good Service, 1980-1992.
In brass; 32.1 mm wide. Soviet-made like nearly all Afghan awards of the Communist period, this medal is similar in design and significance to Soviet Medal for Combat Service (aka Medal for Military Merit). Awarded to servicemen for actions that involved severe life-threatening risk and contributed to success of combat operations.
In very fine to excellent condition. The original gilt finish is extremely well preserved and bright, much better than most other examples we have seen. The details are pristine, completely free of wear. There are a couple of minor blemishes near the edge on the obverse, not too detractive. Comes with correct old ribbon and original suspension.
/See Tisov, Shirshov, "State Awards of Afghanistan", p. 43/