A 1949 Joseph Stalin Commemorative Table Medal
A 1949 Joseph Stalin Commemorative Table Medal - Bronze, weighing 245 grams, obverse illustrating the left-facing bust of Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union, inscribed "SZTÁLIN" on the left and "1949" to the right, blank reverse, 86 mm, light contact, scattered pitting evident, near extremely fine. Footnote: The Hungarian People's Republic was a socialist state that administered Hungary from August 20, 1949 to October 23, 1989. It was governed by the Socialist Workers' Party, which was under the influence of the Soviet Union. The state remained in existence until 1989, when opposition forces consolidated in forcing the regime to abandon communism.