Gold Star Medal

The Gold Star Medal is special. It is presented to Heroes of the Soviet Union together with the USSR's highest award, the Order of Lenin, and a Diploma of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet. The title of Hero of the Soviet Union is conferred on a person for services to the state involving heroic behavior on an individual or collective basis.

This decoration was established in October 1939.
This particular medal is a wearer's copy used in place of the actual medal which is made of gold.