The Order of Labour Glory was a Soviet civilian award created on January 18th, 1974 by the decision of the Praesidium of Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Closely modelled on the Order of Glory, it was meant to be its civilian counterpart, awarded for exceptional labour achievements. It also gave a certain number of material benefits to their owners, such as pension raises or free travel in city transports.
A very fine original Soviet Order of Labour Glory, 3rd class. Serial number 478,174. This is a single piece construction, type 2 award. It is constructed of silver and enamels, with gold gilding applied to the laurels on the lower half of the medal. Enamel is in excellent condition. Original ribbon and mount, ribbon does show some age which is visible in photos.