An Old Russian Soviet WW2 time Authentic Buckle for MILITIA ( police ) Officer BELT with CCCP (USSR) Coat of Arms 16 Republics!
Belts with buckles of this type were worn by the Soviet Militia Officers in late 40's and 50's.
Dimensions 3" x 2 1/4" (7.2 x 5.5 cm). Made in USSR of brass. Good condition, need some cleaning – see photo for all details.
The serious collector knows that the Soviet Union was consisting of 16 republics (including Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic) during a short period of time from 1946 to 1956 (before 1946 there were 11 republics, after 1956 - 15 Republics).