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eMedals-Romania, Peoples Republic. Hero of Socialist Labor, in Gold, Numbered #1, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej

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Romania, Peoples Republic. Hero of Socialist Labor, in Gold, Numbered #1, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej

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Romania, Peoples Republic. Hero of Socialist Labor, in Gold, Numbered #1, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej

(Erou al Muncii Socialiste). Romanian Peoples Republic period issue (1947-1965). Five pointed star in (28mm) in solid GOLD, suspended from a GOLD device housing ribbon (25mm x 16mm), with GOLD screw back device on reverse. It weighs 15.7 grams, and is officially stamped #1 on reverse. In very fine condition, and in official, fitted case of issue. 
 
 
Footnote:   The Title "Hero of Socialist Labor" (Erou al Muncii Socialiste) was the first title and the highest distinction that could be conferred by the Romanian Peoples Republic (1947-1965) and Romanian Socialist Republic (1965-1989) until the 1971 establishment of the Title of Hero of the Romanian Socialist Republic. The Labor Hero was established September 28, 1951 and implemented by Decree 168, Buletinul Oficial 97 which was modified under Decree 140, Buletinul Oficial 39, September 19, 1972. Approximately 150 awarded during Romanian Peoples Republic period (1947-1965). 
 
 
 
Footnote: as this award is numbered #1, it is safe to assume it was awarded to Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (November 1901 – 19 March 1965), a Romanian communist politician who served as the first Communist leader of Romania from 1947 to 1965 as General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party. Other awards numbered #1 are known to exists awarded to Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej. 
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