Medal for Selflessness, 1982-1992 .
Brass, silver plating (the cogwheel edge), red lacquer. Medallion is 38.7 mm wide. The artwork was obviously inspired by Soviet labor awards, with familiar tractor, hydroelectric dam and power lines superimposed on mountainous native terrain.
Outstanding, excellent condition. Still has all of its original red lacquer in the red star and intact silver finish on the cogwheel. Includes very scarce original ribbon.
This medal is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Self-Sufficiency Medal. Awarded for outstanding contribution to development of national economy, education, health care and arts.
/See "State Awards of Afghanistan" p. 49/