Order of the Star, 2nd Class, Type 2, 1987-1992.
Nickel silver, gilt. 55mm wide. Large silver star
with gilded center medallion showing the State emblem of the
Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Shows single, stamped
Dari character "2" (for the second class) on the reverse.
Excellent condition. Comes with correct old ribbon, very
nicely preserved, and original Soviet style suspension
Established in 1980 and awarded for valor on the
battlefield, mostly to Afghans, although few are known to
have been issued to Russian advisers and other foreigners.
The award was sequential: one had to be awarded with the
third class of this order to become eligible to the second
class. This requirement and the overall style of decoration
make it very similar to the Soviet Order of Glory.
/See "State Awards of Afghanistan", p.40/