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Society of Trustees of the People's Sobriety and its Badge

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Pressing (and insufficiently examined) problem for some of us :whistle:

I think this one will set correct tone

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The heaviest medal on the planet earth.

Weighted 8 killograms

Made from cast iron.

For what?

For "for drunkenness" naturally ;)

Intoduced by Peter the Great in 1714.

Instead of ribbon we have ... collar.

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Only few survived till our days (in fact very few were issued ... probably bacause we have pretty vague difinition of "drunkenness" :whistle:)

Specimen from collection of State Historical Museum

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Anyway, somewhere around 1895 they decided that enough is enough and establish a special public organization for helping and rehabilitaing all kinda sots (including phalerists)

And where society there should be (NB!) special badge.

Here we have original regulation for this badge

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Э.К.Шубертъ was one of the main manufacturers of this badge

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Interestingly some badges are found completely destroyed ... me think "pretty simbolic" :whistle:

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Now very rare mini

While ordinary badge has size (approximately) 57mm x 43mm

Mini is only 24mm х 18mm

Obverse

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