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New page! Wars for Independence (Guerre per L'Indipendenza Italiana)

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Italian WW2 badge for mutilated (wounded) during War
NEW! WW2 badge for mutilated (wounded) during War. This is a most superb example, struck by Mint (Zecca) in Rome. Awards were distributed on behalf of the Republican Government (through the wounded associations). Appears to be silver but unmarked. This is the largest size badge used at 32mm x 30mm. Excellent condition, slight tarnish present throughout. Very good details, difficult to obtain in this size. Item # Ita-386 (78) *On Hold*
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Italy Italia Distinction of Honor for Patriots and Volunteers for Liberty
NEW! 1945 - Lieutenancy period (of Prince Umberto di Savoia), Special distinction for Partisans and fighters - members of the National Liberation Committee. This badge was officially called: Distinction of Honor for Patriots and Volunteers for Liberty. Type in enamelled metal with letters V.L. (Volontari Liberta). Very rare item, one of only few official badges/distinctions instituted during the short period of Lieutenancy (June 5, 1944 until May 8, 1946). Ref. Brambilla page 826, type "B". 19mm x 4mm. Folding prongs for fastening. Original item. Item # Ita-385 (138)
$138.00
War Merit Cross, type awarded for the Great War
NEW! War Merit Cross, type awarded for the Great War. Very interesting variation in light 'yellow' bronze with superb details (considerably better than usual) and 'floral' suspension. Complete with original ribbon (mounted reversed, faded). Few verdigris' spots, also some tarnish. Truly nice example. 37mm wide. Item # Ita-384 *SOLD*
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1936 'Etiopia Italiana' commemorative conquest medal
NEW! 1936 'Etiopia Italiana' commemorative conquest medal. Superb design (by. G. Verginelli) and quality. Manufactured by FM Lorioli. Complete with what appears to be an original ribbon in the National colours and the red-blue stripes of the colonial campaign medals. Silvered bronze (or copper). 32.3 mm dia. Shows slight wear. Attractive medal, hard to find. Ref. Brambilla,page 717 type 'A'. Item # Ita-380 (135)
$135.00
1920-1921 Upper Silesian Plebiscite medal issued to members of the Italian troops

1920-1921 Upper Silesian Plebiscite medal issued to members of the Italian contingent , who were brought in as the 'Peacekeepers' by The Interallied Commission. There were the British, French and the Italian units present. French and the Italians issued such commemorative medals (not the British). Silesian uprising created grounds for the action by the 'Peacekeepers' - who policed the talks and negotiations between the Poles and the German side.

Medal in bronze, 28.2mm in diameter. Fabulous design, obverse featuring the industrial and religious nature of the Silesian region along with the eagle symbol and the dates of 1920 and 1921. Peace dove flying above. Reverse inscribed: "CONTINGENTE ITALIANO DELLE TRUPPE INTERALLEATE", listing all Italian units present:


- 458° Plotone Carabinieri Reali
- 135° Reggimento Fanteria
- 32° Reggimento fanteria Speciale
- Gruppo Speciale Artiglieria 8° Regg.to Camp.
- Plot. Avt. 3° Batt. Genio Telegr.
- 1° Drappello Automobilistico
- Ospedaletto da Campo N.ro 40
- 45 Sezione Sussistenza

Overall, very interesting medal. Complete with an old (lightly soiled) ribbon in the Silesian colours. It is not entirely clear if these were indeed issued with the ribbon, likely not. However, item offered here came from the family of a participant (he was in the 135 Infantry Regiment) who was said to wear it on his medal bar (WW1 and long with the long service medals). Medal is guaranteed original, period issue. Note there are copies on the market, those are said to have couple of particular minor differences from the original. Also, silvered medals for the officers are in existance but are very rare. Item # Ita-379 *SOLD*

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1928 National Aeronautics Company, promotional medal for the opening of the 'Littorio' Airport in Rome. Stark design of an eagle attacking the eye of the horse. Motto: 'Vola Vince Chi', inscribed: "Compagnia Nazionale Aeronautica", Rome Airport. Interesting design by 'Perrone', manufactured by S.J (Stefano Johnson). Complete with dark blue ribbon. 30mm dia. Item # Ita 378 *SOLD*
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'Africa Orientale' -1935-1936 commemorative medal for the 12th Regiment of Artillery 'Sila

'Africa Orientale' -1935-1936 commemorative medal for the 12th Regiment of Artillery 'Sila'. Attractive medal listing unit's engagements: 'Amba Aradam', 'Tembien', 'Socota', 'Enda Jesus', 'Doghea', 'Debri Motza', 'Damsa'. Usual, great design with the African continent in high relief and the battle scene. Medal in bronze by S.J. Original ribbon (regimental colours). 27mm dia. Excellent condition. Item # Ita-377 *SOLD*

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1805 Napoleon Bonaparte Coronation as King of Italy Commemorative Medal

1805 Napoleon Bonaparte Coronation as King of Italy Commemorative Medal. Historically significant medallion featuring Napoleon's profile on obverse and the 'Iron Crown' of Italy to reverse with full inscription. The rarer Denon/Andrieu type. Darkened copper (or bronze with high copper content).Very good condition considering its age.

Obverse: NAPOLEON EMPEREUR.; beneath - 'DENON DIR. ANDREIU. F.'
Reverse description: ' NAPOLEON ROI D'ITALIE'; in exergue, COURONNE . A . MILAN . LE . XXIII . MAI . M.DCCCV . DENON . Dt . * JALEY . Ft .

40.2mm dia. Ref. Brambilla p.70 (type "A"), also in: Bramsen, 418.   Item # Mds-31 (179)

$179.00
Italian Badge for members of the National Union of Mutilated (wounded) in Service. (Unione Nazionale Mutilat per Servizio)
Badge for members of the National Union of Mutilated (wounded) in Service. (Unione Nazionale Mutilat per Servizio). Silvered, shows wear. Complete with original button hole slide. Very hard to find. 25.5mm x 20mm. Item # Ita-376 *SOLD*

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Italian WW1 wounded badge Mutilato in Guerra
WW1 wounded badge (Mutilato in Guerra), silvered undated type. Good details, shows age and wear. Orginal button-hole type fastener. 26mm x 21mm. Item # Ita-375 *SOLD*
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Conquest of Ethiopia (1935-1936), commemorative medal for the officers of the "Gran Sasso" Division
Conquest of Ethiopia (1935-1936), commemorative medal for the officers of the "Gran Sasso" Division. Fabulous design (by R. Gerli Dis.), manufactured in .800 silver by S. Johnson (both marked). Medal with full inscriptions. Complete with old ribbon (appears to be original). 30mm dia. Guarateed original. Excellent condition. Item # Ita-374 *SOLD*
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1915 Italian-French cooperation medal.
1915 Italian-French cooperation medal. Fabulous design, drawing on National symbology - French Marianne shaking hand with Italian 'Italia Turrita'. Winged 'Victory' placing wreaths on their heads. Reverse fully inscribed: Italia e Francia, Latin Sangue Gentile (FRANCE ITALY - LATIN BLOOD). Dates: 1855, 1859, 1870, 1871 and 1915 indicating major military aid/cooperation between the two countries. Bronze gilt, complete with excellent - watermarked ribbon (appears original).  29.6mm dia. Interesting medal. Item # Ita-373 (72)
$72.00
WW2 Wounded badge (Mutilato in Guerra) as issued post war (Italian Republic)
WW2 Wounded badge (Mutilato in Guerra) as issued post war (Italian Republic). This was the last type in the series (originally started during WW1). Offered here is rather scarce example in silvered bronze, manufactured by BOMISA Milano (marked to buttonhole fastener). Shows wear and age. 17mm x 14.5mm. Reference: Brambilla, page 858 (shows later variation). Item # Ita-372 (85)
$85.00
Italian Ethiopian Campaign (1935-1936) commemorative medal
Ethiopian Campaign (1935-1936) commemorative medal. A fine example of this medal complete with original silk ribbon and Roman sword device (indicating combat award). Official 1st issue by the Royal Mint, marked with crowned 'Z' (Reggia Zecca). Designer's name also marked (V. Perrone). Excellent condition to all, light aging. Burnished bronze. Many of the later produced medals were done in inferior materials and are often found in poor condition. Display mounted. Getting hard to find with original ribbon and 'gladio' (sword device). Item # Ita-371*SOLD*
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Medal of Merit for Volunteers of the Oriental Africa campaign 1935-1936
Medal of Merit for Volunteers of the Oriental Africa campaign 1935-1936. Model with no designer or maker marked. Similar to Brambilla page 753, type "A". Original ribbon, display mounted. 33.5mm dia. Item # Ita-370  (58)
$58.00
Fascist period Agricultural Merit Medal in bronze
Fascist period Agricultural Merit Medal in bronze by SJ. Original ribbon, excellent details and design. Difficult medal to find. Item # Ita-369 (105)
$105.00
WW2, 5th Libian Infantry Battalion 'Ghibla'
WW2, 5th Libian Infantry Battalion 'Ghibla' commemorative medal. Bronze, complete with ribbon (looks original). Nicely detailed, 25mm in diameter. Unit participated in major engagements in Libya. Item # Ita-368 *SOLD*

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Italian Order of Merit, silver breast star by Stefano Johnson

Order of Merit, silver breast star by Stefano Johnson. Very good - older quality star. Near perfect condition. Nicely hallmarked to badge (eagle's wings) and body of star (reverse). 72mm wide. The same star was used for both Grad Cross and Grand Officer's class. Complete with original pin-catch assembly. Item # Ita-367 *SOLD*

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Italian WW1 Interallied Victory medal
Italian WW1 Interallied Victory medal with miniature - type 4 C (Laslo). Excellent quality and condition, original ribbons to both. Full sized medal is 36mm, mini is rather large at 17.5mm dia. Nice duo. Item # Ita-366 *SOLD*
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Medal of Saint Maurice (Medaglia Mauriziana al Merito Militare di Dieci Lustri)
Medal of Saint Maurice (Medaglia Mauriziana al Merito Militare di Dieci Lustri) for 10 years Exemplary Military Service. Republican issue in original box. Good quality, gilded. 36mm in diameter, thick planchet. Original ribbon. Medal manufactured by: 'Picchiani e Barlacchi L.G.'. Excellent condition. Item # Ita-365 (48)
$48.00
1908 Messina Earthqake commemorative Silver medal by L. GIORGI (Royal mint manufactured)
1908 Messina Earthquake commemorative Silver medal by L. GIORGI (Royal mint manufactured). Italian: Medaglia Commemorativa Terremoto Calabro-Siculo 28 Dicembre 1908. This is referred to as '2nd official type' as issued to participants of the relief effort in Sicilly. Crews of many ships came to aid the victims. British Royal Navy and Merchant Marine, Russian, French and American being the most notable. There were others as well. Medal is in silver, shows slight wear. Original ribbon is faded and somewhat fatigued around the suspension eye. Very good example. 31.7mm in diameter. These were issued around 1912. Copies exist (in silver) but lack details of the originals. Versions by SJ (Stefano Johnson) were struck later. Medals of 1st type are rare (large Gold type is exceedingly rare), these differ in the inscription (lacks 'Medaglia Commemorativa) and ribbon colour. As a note of interest, 1908 Messina Earthquake/Tsunami is still listed amongst 10 greatest Natural disasters of the modern era in the World. Item # Ita-364 *SOLD*
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Italy Silver Independence Medal with 1866 bar
Silver Independence Medal with 1866 bar. Fabulous condition, type by CANZANI. Original ribbon. Slight wear (contact marks to bottom), would be hard to find a better example. 32mm ø. Item # Ita-363 *SOLD*
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1918 Army of Altipiani 'Victory' medal. One of the more interesting medals in the genre. Symbology is of the finest design: British helmeted Britannia holding trident, French Marianne and Italian 'Italia Turrita'
1918 Army of Altipiani 'Victory' medal. One of the more interesting medals in the genre. Symbology is of the finest design: British helmeted Britannia holding trident, French Marianne and Italian 'Italia Turrita'. Reverse featuring British/French/Italian National shields along with inscription: "Nella Fede Fratelli E Nella Vittoria", 'Armata Altipiani'. Medals were awarded to officers (usualy silver) and other ranks - probably NCO's (bronze?) of the Allied forces after the crucial battle of Piave in June 1918. This was the first full scale military battle aid that British and the French gave the Italians during the Great War (3 British Divisions and 2 French). Battle of Piave marked the last major assault by the Austro-Hungarian army during the Great War. Medal struck in bronze by SJ (Stefano Johnson). Shows age and slight wear. Few dark spots to reverse. Display mounted on original ribbon. Diameter of 32mm. Very interesting medal, increasingly hard to find. Item # Ita-362 (144)
$144.00
1936 Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal
1936 Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal. Issued to all troops who participated on the Nationalist side under Generalissimo Francisco Franco, including foreign nationals, e.g., German Condor Legion and Italian contingent. Complete with original ribbon for the Italian Volunteers along with very nice gilted eagle ribbon device for the Reggia Aeronautica (Royal Italian Air Force). Medal is most likely of Italian manufacture with a flat reverse (not the covex style post War Spanish issues) and very good details. Appears to be in copper with gilding (quite worn) and with black lacquers. 36.5mm in diameter. Ribbon is display mounted. Very nice combination. Item # Ita-360 *SOLD*
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Italy Merchant Marine medal
WWI Commemorative Medal for the Merchant Marine. Made in bronze by M. Nelli Inc (marked to bottom obverse). Medal shows wear and age. Long, original ribbon - display mounted. Rarely seen on 'merchant marine' ribbon; not many such medals were awarded. Ref: Brambilla page 629. A must for serious collector. Item # Ita-359 (85)
$85.00
Italian WW1 cross
Great War Cross of Merit 1918 type, later issue. Light bronze. Unmarked, usual quality with thick wire ribbon hanger. Minor wear marks. Original ribbon faded. Display mounted. Thick suspension type. 37.5mm wide. Item # Ita-358 (45)
$45.00
Africa Orientale Medal of Merit for Volunteers of the Oriental Africa campaign 1935-1936
Medal of Merit for Volunteers of the Oriental Africa campaign 1935-1936. Model with no designer or maker marked. Similar to Brambilla page 753, type "A". Original ribbon. 33.5mm dia. Item # Ita-357  (55)
$55.00
1935-1936 (Africa Orientale) Eastern Africa 3rd Army Corps commemorative medal
1935-1936 (Africa Orientale) Eastern Africa 3rd Army Corps commemorative medal. Hallmarked Silver, enamels. Small maker's mark (stylized FML - this was used by firm of F.M.Lorioli in Milan). Obverse with typical Ethiopian landscape and green enamel, Mussollini's calendar years XIII/XIVV.Fully inscribed to reverse with units, dates and actions.Red enamelled shield of Savoy. Very interesting and rather scarce medal.  28.3mm in diameter.  Complete with ribbon - appears original. Enamels intact. Display mounted. Item # Ita-356 *SOLD*
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Italian Victory and Liberation Medal 1915-1918.
Italian Victory and Liberation Medal 1915-1918. This is not one of the Interallied Victory Medals but would go nicely with the collection. Produced at the end of the War to commemorate the liberation of Trento and Trieste. Appears to be in silver but unmarked. Maker: 'E. Sacchini, Milano'. Medal in excellent condition. Complete with old IVM ribbon - appears original and it shows wear. 24.5mm x 38.2 mm. Item # Ita-355 *SOLD*
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Marriage Medal - Prince Eugenio of Savoy, Duke of Genoa to Princess Lucia of Bourbon - Two Sicillies
Marriage Medal - Prince Eugenio of Savoy, Duke of Genoa to Princess Lucia of Bourbon - Two Sicillies. Superb and elegant medal in silver. Obverse of the couple's hereditary arms under the Royal crown; trim of alternating Bourbon lilies and knots of Savoy. Reverse with letters 'E L' and date '29 Ottobre 1938 XVII'. Hallmark of '800' purity along with Torino Assay's mark. Complete with original ribbon. 38.5mm in diameter. Very nice and rather rare medal. Item # Ita-354 (161)
$161.00
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17th Army Division 'RAVENNA' (Divisione Militare Ravenna) Officer's commemorative medal in silver. Great War period. Designed in very high relief, designer:'E. Barbarich Dis'. Maker marked 'S.J'. Faint Silver punch '800' to the suspension eye. Fine medal. Item # Ita-353 *SOLD*
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Italian Conquest of Libia 1911-1912, Glory to Rome commemorative medal.
Italian Conquest of Libia 1911-1912, Glory to Rome commemorative medal. Reverse inscribed: "Alle Armi Italiane Che Sul Suolo Di Libia Rinnovano Le Glorie Di Roma".  Medal in bronze by: 'S.Johnson'. Wonderful design. Complete with what appears to be an original ribbon. 31mm x 28mm. Item # Ita-352 (92)
$92.00
Expeditionary Corps of the Italian Royal Carabinieri (CC.RR.), Oriental Africa (Ethiopia) 1936.
Expeditionary Corps of the Italian Royal Carabinieri (CC.RR.), Oriental Africa (Ethiopia) 1936. Excellent design. Listing many engagements like 'Addis Abeba', 'Harrar', 'Scire' to name few. Medal in bronze by 'S.J'. Ribbon appears original. 32mm in diameter. Shows age and wear but overall condition is very good. Rare medal. Item # Ita-351 *SOLD*
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Medal 'For Humanity' (Pro Umanita), in the Great War 1917 - Prisoners of War relief/aid
Medal 'For Humanity' (Pro Umanita), in the Great War 1917 - Prisoners of War relief/aid. Lovely design. Revers inscribed: "Pane e Conforto ai fratelli prigionieri 1917 guerra mondiale". Oxidised copper, bow ribbon (for ladies) - appears original. 35.2 x 20.5mm. Shows wear and age. Rather interesting Humanitarian/POW related medal. Item # Ita-350 (85)
$85.00
French 'Victory' medal, Milan - French 'Colony' November 1918
'Victory' medal, Milan - French 'Colony' November 1918. City of Milan housed several French Divisions during the Great War. Little is known about this medal but word 'Colony' most likely refers to French 'Community' in this Italian city. In any case, excellent medal. Designer/maker marked: 'Donzelli'. 45mm x 31mm. Bronze, ribbon of the French colours (unknown if original).  Very interesting, related to celebration of Victory by the Allies. Item # Ita-349 *SOLD*
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18 Infantry Regiment Bicentennial medal 1703-1903. Obverse features Vittorio Amadeo II, Duke of Savoy
18 Infantry Regiment Bicentennial medal 1703-1903. Obverse features Vittorio Amadeo II, Duke of Savoy. Fancy suspension. Medal in blackened copper. Ribbon appears old but unsure if original. Designer/maker marked: 'A.F.'. 31mm in diameter. Item # Ita-348 (48)
$48.00
Medal of Honour for Italian Mother with 7 bows (MEDAGLIA D'ONORE PER LE MADRI DI FAMIGLIE NUMEROSE)
Medal of Honour for Italian Mother with 7 bows (MEDAGLIA D'ONORE PER LE MADRI DI FAMIGLIE NUMEROSE). Medal was founded in 1939 and awarded to Mothers of at least 7 living children (in 1943 number was reduced to six). Each bow represents a child.Medal is a textbook example, light white metal struck by the Royal Mint (Reggia Zecca). Another type exists, struck in silver but it is very rare. Long original ribbon is lightly soiled. Medal itself is in very good condition. Typically, these medals are found in fair or poor shape. This was mostly due to regulation requiring recipients to wear them during National holidays and public functions; also the metal used to produce them deteriorated easily. Excellent example of this award. Item # Ita-347 (95)
$95.00
Italian XVIII Army Corps (18º Corpo D'Armata), Army of Grappa WW1 medal.
XVIII Army Corps (18º Corpo D'Armata), Army of Grappa WW1 medal. Superb, dramatic scene of man tackling down a Centaur. Reverse shows 'victory' holding horizontally oriented sword. Inscription: "A LANCIA E SPADA" (trans. 'by the spear or by the sword'). Designer: 'A. Giorgi', manufactured by Stefano Johnson. This is a fabulous medal! Blackened bronze, original ribbon is watermarked. 29mm dia. Item # Ita-346 *SOLD*
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Italy concealement
WW1 Heavy Artillery commemorative medal. Reverse shows a 'howitzer-like' gun in the concealment. Obverse features a naked man turning a giant wheel. Graphically interesting medal design. 26mm dia. Complete with ribbon (unsure if original). Item # Ita-345  (55)
$55.00
Italy VI Army Corps Artillery (VIº Corpo D'Armata Artiglieria) medal
VI Army Corps Artillery (VIº Corpo D'Armata Artiglieria) medal. Blackened bronze. Original ribbon with few stains. Several WW1 battles listed on the reverse: 'PODGORA, SABOTINO, GORIZIA, MONTE SANTO, S. GABRIELE, M. GRAPPA, M. PERTICA'. Very nice medal. 32mm dia. Item # Ita-344 (80)
$80.00
49 Artillery Regiment medal, (49º REGGIMENTO di Artiglieria) Great War period
49 Artillery Regiment medal, (49º REGGIMENTO di Artiglieria) Great War period. Simple yet elegant design. Regimental motto: "Al fante sostegno". 26mm wide. Long ribbon appears original. Item # Ita-343 (65)
$65.00
Brigata Venezia, 'Venice Brigade' WW1 Commemorative medal in bronze
Brigata Venezia, 'Venice Brigade' WW1 Commemorative medal in bronze. Original ribbon. Attractive design with the Lion of Venice in the centre. 27.50 dia. Shows age but no damage. Item # Ita-342 *SOLD*
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41 Regiment of Infantry "Modena" WW1 Medal (Medaglia 41º REGGIMENTO di FANTERIA.
41 Regiment of Infantry "Modena" WW1 Medal (Medaglia 41º REGGIMENTO di FANTERIA. Blackened bronze, some wear to finish. Shielded soldier in a heroic pose looking onto barbed wire fortifications; eagle and inscription to reverse. Ribbon appears original. Made by SJ (S. Johnson). 26.5mm dia. Item # Ita-341 (80)
$80.00
Italy 5th Artillery Regiment medal (5° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Superga")
5th Artillery Regiment medal (5° Reggimento Artiglieria Terrestre "Superga"). Unit raise with Italian Independence movement, fought in conquest of Libia 1911-1912 and later during WW2 in the Alps and later in the African theatre in Tunisia. Blackened bronze. Maker/designer marked: 'D. Granero-Torino'. Excellent condition, ribbon appears original. 28.5mm dia. Item # Ita-340 (75)
$75.00
Italian 29 Infantry Regiment - 29° Reggimento di fanteria (Pisa - Assietta) medal. Bronze, oxidized. Design by 'AFFER'
29 Infantry Regiment - 29° Reggimento di fanteria (Pisa - Assietta) medal. Bronze, oxidized. Design by 'AFFER', maker marked (styled FML) - FM Lorioli. Striking design with raised bayonettes. Inscribed with Regimental motto: "Pristina Gloria Lumen". Unit originally raised in 1859 (War of Italian Independence). Took active action in Ethiopia (1935-36) and during WW2 fighting in the Eastern Alps, around Yougoslavia. In 1943 Regiment was part of the defence of Sicilly against Allied invasion. Ribbon in regimental colours, presumably original. 32.5 mm in dia. Very nice medal. Shows wear and age. Item # Ita-339 (98)
$98.00
Fascist Youth, Vanguard Musketeers College of San Gabriele in Rome medal
Fascist Youth, Vanguard Musketeers College of San Gabriele in Rome medal. Some damage to ther front (around the rifle). Gilded bronze (worn) and original ribbon. 32.55 ø. Item # Ita-338 (40)
$40.00
Commemorative medal of 1918 Victory for members of National Legion "Sempre Pronti" (Always Ready)
Commemorative medal of 1918 Victory for members of National Legion "Sempre Pronti" (Always Ready). Established in 1921. Medal in bronze by Giuseppe Romagnoli. Made by Zecca, but none were marked with the familiar crowned Z, according to Brambilla, p. 617.Original ribbon. Shows age and light wear; spot of tarnish on obverse. Rarely offered. 28mm. Item # Ita-337.  (42)
$42.00
Cap badge, Colonial (transport or automotive unit)
Cap badge, Colonial (transport or automotive unit). Fascist period. Great design, good condition. Only few flakes of blue lacquers. Brass, die pressed. Slide fastener intact. Exact unit unknown. 62mm x 53mm. Item # Ita-336 *SOLD*
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Italian Solidarity Star - very unusual 3rd class
Italian Solidarity Star - very unusual 3rd class. Inscription is incorporated into obverse. Possilbly very early version of this decoration. Wreath suspension. Ribbon appears original and is quite worn. Star is 34mm wide. Gilding worn to lower left arm. Very interesting. Item # Ita-323 (65)
$65.00
Christian- Masonic
Order of St. John of Accon and St. Thomas. Gilt medal. Full inscription: 'Ordo S.Johan Accon. Et S.Thomae Venetiis Juliis MCMXLV'. We were unable to find much in way of clear information. Modern British (1970's) revival of the Order of Saint John of Acon is known to exist and it is probably best described as Christian- Masonic fraternity. Order of Saint Thomas is said to originate in Acre around time of the 3rd  Crusade. Medal in gilt, possibly manufactured by A. Alberti in Italy. Shows age and some wear. Very interesting medal. 32mm in diameter. Item # Ita-322 (85)
$85.00
Italy 1926 Air Force Service medal, bronze grade
1926 Air Force Service medal, bronze grade. Original ribbon (one side slightly faded). Medal designed by G. Castiglione, manufactured by S. Johnson. ø 35mm. Reference: Brambilla page 668. Item # Ita-321 (95)
$95.00
Italian 1915-1918 Badge for wounded and mutilated in War
1915-1918 Badge for wounded and mutilated in War. Small type with button-hole type fastener.  Great details, marked under fastener 'ITALIA'. 19.5mm x 16mm. Very nice badge, uncommon marking. Item # Ita-320 *SOLD* NS
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Italian Medal for the fallen in Libya. Typical design of winged victory placing wreath on the tombstone of the falle, list of places of action to include: Bengasi, Sciara-Sciat, Derna and Homs
Medal for the fallen in Libya. Typical design of winged victory placing wreath on the tombstone of the falle, list of places of action to include: Bengasi, Sciara-Sciat, Derna and Homs. Reverse with full inscription: "AI Forti Caduti In Libia; Per La Grandezza Della Terza Italia" (Fallen in Libya, for the Greatness of Italy). Medal in copper, made by 'St. Artistico Fioren.'. Designed by G. Lasfioli. Scarce medal. 23.5mm x 26mm. Item # Ita-319 (115)
$115.00
30 Years of Communism in Italy - 1921-1951 commemorative medal
30 Years of Communism in Italy - 1921-1951 commemorative medal. Soviet influence is shown in design - striking change from notoriously excellent older Italian designs. Medal is interesting, Communist party was not 'allowed' to function in Italy during Mussolini's period but became very strong during 1950's and 1960's with large membership. In fact, it was the 2nd largest party in Italy. Obverse featuring busts of 2 key activists: Antonio Gramsci and Palmiro Togliatti. Hard medal to find. ø 25mm. Ribbon appears original. Item # Ita-318 (64)
$64.00
Italian WW1 period Postal service/telegraph workers medal of recognition
WW1 period Postal service/telegraph workers medal of recognition. Excellent design, good quality. Oxydised bronze. Unnamed. Complete with ribbon (unsure if original). ø 26mm. Item # Ita-316 (48)
$48.00
Italian Royal Navy ship 'Trieste' commemorative medal. 'Trieste' was a 'trento' class heavy cruiser

Italian Royal Navy ship 'Trieste' commemorative medal. 'Trieste' was a 'trento' class heavy cruiser launched in 1926. It was a flagship of the 3rd Division. Ship took part in the Battle of Cape Spartivento in 1940. Later on it was torpedoed by HMS Utmost (British ship) and finally sunk in 1943 after being bombed by American B-24's in Sardinia. Medal in bronze by 'Ferrea Genova'. Towers and symbols of the city of Trieste on reverse. 23.5 mm in diameter, ribbon appars to be original. Very nice medal. Item # Ita-315 (75)

$75.00
Italy Unknown OND (Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro) medal. Nicely designed, bronze

Unknown OND (Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro) medal. Nicely designed, bronze. Complete with ribbon (appears of age). Reverse with couple of inscriptions: 'SAGA' and 'A GRETTA'. OND became Italian's Fascist Party auxillary organization after 1927. ø 24mm. Item # Ita-314 (52)

$52.00
1916 Medal of Merit of Italian Red Cross. Silver class with original box of issue.

1941 Italian Police in Colonial Africa 16 Years long service cross (Croci d'anzianita a di servizio Polizia Africana Italiana) without crown. A most superb example of this rare award. Silvered bronze with enamels. Red in bottom part of Savoyan shield is missing but not detractive. Blue enamel is perfect. Ribbon is a replacement. Excellent design, unmarked (proper for these awards). There were 3 classes: 'gold' for 25 years; 'silver' for 16 years and 'bronze' for 10 years. All are of exceptional rarity. Copies do exist but lack details of originals. Slight wear to silver plating. Cross is 40mm wide, center disc 19mm dia. Don't miss this one! Reference: Brambilla page 776. Item # Ita-312 *SOLD*

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1846 Italian medal for the Military Journalist in Florence (Giornale Militare Italiano)
1846 Italian medal for the Military Journalist in Florence (Giornale Militare Italiano), 'gold' grade. Presented by Editorial Society. Superbly detailed work with historical bust of Francesco Ferruccio (historical defender of Florence). 40mm diameter, bronze gilt. Excellent condition. Medal marked to bottom: 'A. Fabris d'udine F'. Scarce. Item # Mds-30 (115)
$115.00
Italian Republic Star of Solidarity Order, 2nd class (Commander).
Italian Republic Star of Solidarity Order, 2nd class (Commander). Bronze gilt, arranged for wear on breast ribbon. 2nd class differs from 3rd by flames between arms. Very good details, shows light wear and one of ball-tips is slightly bent. 2 part construction. Unmarked, probably by Alberti, perhaps Pozzi. 53.5mm wide. Original ribbon. Hard to find. Item # Ita-308 (115)
$115.00
Medal for African Campaign 1895 (first official issue)
Medal for African Campaign 1895 (first official issue). Bronze, shows age and wear, ribbon is original. Clearly marked 'SPERANZA'. 31.5mm dia, planchet 3.1mm. Nice example. Item # Ita-304 (120)
$120.00
Italian African Campaigns medal - 1906 issue
African Campaigns medal - 1906 issue with smaller font on reverse and no maker/Regia Zecca. Royal Decree of 5-10-1905 modified the original medal (1894) criteria to extend it to those taking part in the 1887-1888, 1895-96 campaigns along with the 1897 one against Dervishes. Medal in bronze, very good condition. Original ribbon shows some wear. 32mm in diameter. Item # Ita-303 (110)
$110.00
Medal commemorating expedition in Albania 1940, type "A". Ita: Medaglia Commemorativa Della Spedizione in Albania.
Medal commemorating expedition in Albania 1939-1940, type "A". Ita: Medaglia Commemorativa Della Spedizione in Albania. Bronze with 'pickled' finish (proper for first official issue). Original ribbon display mounted. A superb example! 33mm dia. Ref. Brambilla, page 764. Item # Ita-302  (118)
$118.00
1940 Commemorative medal for Albanian Campaign, type "B"
1940 Commemorative medal for Albanian Campaign, type "B". Bronze, original ribbon. All in excellent condition. Designed by E. Crippa, made by S. Johnson (both marked). 32mm in diameter. This is a magnificent example of this increasingly hard to find medal. Ref. Brambilla, page 765 (type "B"). Item # Ita-301 (122)
$ 122.00
Nationalists medal 1924. Movement known as ANI (Italian Nationalist Association) Medaglie Ricordo Dei Nazionalisti
Nationalists medal 1924. Medaglie Ricordo Dei Nazionalisti. Movement known as ANI (Italian Nationalist Association) which was organized in 1910 as Italy's first (nationalist) political party. In 1923, most major factions of ANI merged with the PNF - National Fascist Party. ANI were also known as the "Camicie azzure" the Blue Shirts. This is an early Italian medal of the political party, probably the only one of its kind that was officially recognized. Medal in bronze, obverse lacquered (original finish). Ribbon shows fading and it is absolutely original. Medal should be considered as rare. Shows wear but no damage. 32mm in diameter. Ref. Brambilla, page 660 (type "A"). Item # Ita-296 (94)
$94.00
Italian 7th Army WW1 commemorative medal
7th Army WW1 commemorative medal. Bronze by S.J. Fantastic design of eagle sitting atop mountain, observing valley below. Oak branch symbolizing bravery. Reverse depicts famous Monument of Dante Allighieri along with inscription: 'E Par Che Aspetti a Trento'. Ribbon appears to be contemporary but watermarked. 31mm dia. Signs of wear, no damage. 7th Army took active part in bloody mountain battles around city of Trento. Prior to WW1, Trento was under Austrian rule (since 1814). The region was part of so-called 'Unredeemed Italy' prior to the Great War. It all changed on 3 November 1918 when Italian troops entered city, only one day before signing of Armistice. Medal in great condition, original 'chocolate brown' finish nearly intact. Item # Ita-291 (94)
$94.00
WW1, 89 Infantry Regiment "Salerno" commemorative medal for Officers in silver.
WW1, 89 Infantry Regiment "Salerno" commemorative medal for Officers in silver. Hallmarks for .800 silver fineness and Milan assay mark. Original ribbon. 21.5mm dia. Medals for officers are scarce. Item # Ita-290 (85)
$85.00
Great War period, 44th Division commemorative medal
Great War period, 44th Division commemorative medal. Beautifully designed obverse with inscription: IV Guerra Di Indipendenza Italiana (4 War for Italian Independence). Reverse portraying famous statue of Dante Allighieri in Trento. Unit defended Monte Pasubio's (Battles of Asiago) mountain top position in heroic manner in 1916 against incredible barrage of artillery fire. A superb medal, bronze by SJ (Stefano Johnson). Old and somewhat worn ribbon, unsure if original. 30.2mm dia. Item # Ita-287 (94)
$94.00
Emanuel Filiberto of Savoia, Duke of D'Aosta commemorative
Emanuel Filiberto of Savoia, Duke of D'Aosta commemorative medal. Duke was the Commander of the Italian 3rd Army during WW1. Bronze, designer/maker initials on Duke's left shoulder: CR. 32mm dia. Shows wear and age. Complete with old (presumably original) ribbon in the colours of the Savoia Royal House. Interesting medal. Item # Ita-286 (68)
$68.00
Italy WW2, 32nd Infantry Division "Marche" commemorative medal
WW2, 32nd Infantry Division "Marche" commemorative medal. Divsion took part during invasion of Albania in 1941 and later in Yugoslavia where it remained as occupying force until 1943. Medal in bronze, enamelled regimental colours. Complete with watermarked ribbon (appears to be original). Usual, great design. 27.2mm. Light wear, no damage, unmarked. Item # Ita-285 (92)
$92.00
WW1 'Siena' Brigade (31/32 Infantry Regiments) commemorative medal
WW1 'Siena' Brigade (31/32 Infantry Regiments) commemorative medal. Great design of trench - advancing soldiers with standing officer firing hand gun. Unit saw a lot of heavy action during the Great War. Reverse inscribed with full battle credits etc. Good quality, unmarked. Complete with ribbon in regimental colours (probably later replacement). 31mm dia. Scarce medal. Item # Ita-283 (98)
$98.00
WW2 period, 1st Bersaglieri Regiment "Corazzato" (1 Regimento Bersaglieri
WW2 period, 1st Bersaglieri Regiment "Corazzato" (1 Regimento Bersaglieri) commemorative medal in bronze. Attractive design of Bersaglieri's head beside a tank, enamelled collars of the unit at the bottom (some chipping to left one). Maker marked 'SJ'. Complete with ribbon (unsure if original). 30mm in diameter. Item # Ita-282 *SOLD*
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Italy Aviation related medal
1931 Aviation related medal issued by the Società Incremento Turismo Aereo Rome. This organization was an early forerunner to civil/commercial aviation in Italy. Bronze, marked S.J. Complete with ribbon. Few dark spots, otherwise very good condition. 26.2mm dia. Scarce medal. Item # Ita-273 (88)
$88.00
1916, 5th Army Division commemoration medal
Military Athletic Championship, Milan 1921. Commemorative medal in bronze. Made by S. Johnson, designed by A. Arzano. Wonderful theme of Eagle in the nest clutching fascia bundle, surrounded by 3 eaglets. Reverse features soldier and sportsman shaking hands, Roman Legionnaire in the background. Excellent details. Short ribbon of National colours. 32mm dia. Very good condition. Item # Ita-272 (35)
$35.00
Italy 1916, 5th Army Division commemoration medal
1916, 5th Army Division commemoration medal. Fully inscribed. Interesting design. Marked: S.J. Brass, shows some wear. Complete with ribbon (unsure if original). 30.4mm dia. Item # Ita-271 (42)
$42.00
Kingdom of Two Sicilies - 1816 Military Medal (It. Medaglia Militare "Costante Attaccamento

Kingdom of Two Sicilies - 1816 Military Medal (It. Medaglia Militare "Costante Attaccamento"). Established by King Ferdinand IV (also known as Ferdinand I, and Ferdinand III of Sicily). The history of the region is very complicated. At various times, the French, Austrians, British and others took an interest in the area. In 1796 Napoleon's army invaded Italian Peninsula. By 1798 the whole of Italy was owned by French, with the exception of the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily. A short-lived Parthenopean Republic (23 January 1799 to 13 June 1799) was established (by Napoleon) in the territory of the Kingdom of Naples. King Ferdinand was restored to the throne in 1805 just to be deposed (by Napoleon) and replaced by Joseph Bonaparte on 30 March, 1806. Ferdinand was restored after an Austrian victory at the Battle of Tolentino (3 March, 1815) over rival monarch King Joachim I Murat (King of the Two Sicilies from 1808 to 1815). Ferdinand's reign over Joachim Murat was in part made possible due to British protection (chiefly in form of a Naval presence). On 8 March, 1816 he merged the thrones of Sicily and Naples to the throne of the Two Sicilies. Kingdom of Two Sicilies lasted until 1861 (during unification of Italy).

Believed to have been awarded to officers and other ranks as medal of honour/loyalty to the King during years of "French Rule" of Sicily. According to Pietro Colletta (Storia del reame di Napoli dal 1734 sino al 1825), these medals were accepted with considerable esteem and worn with great pride by all who received them (Colletta mentions that minimum requirement was 10 years of unblemished and loyal military service to the King during these difficult times of fighting the French).
Medals were (apparently) made in Naples (Capitol of the Kingdom). Purportedly, some British Naval officers were also awarded these medals. There were a few variants of this award (gold, bronze gilt, bronze and with green enamel/lacquer); all are considered very rare (gold crosses are of utmost scarcity). Offered here is a wonderful example in bronze gilt with green lacquered arms. Old style gilding is apparent (see detailed image) through thickness of the chip in the plating on one of the arms. Proper, 3 part (body of the cross with 2 center medallions attached) construction. Original (sealed) rings and (remarkable!) original ribbon. Details are very good, Bourbon lilies between arms still showing nice detail. Overall, award shows minimal wear (considering its age). Superb example of this scarce award. 27.9mm wide x 28.4mm. Royal Red ribbon is 32mm wide, one pull to reverse and numerous small pin-holes (probably due to it being displayed). Planchet is approximately 2.5mm thick. Center medallions are 18mm in diameter. Fantastic piece for the Napoleonic Wars/Italian peninsula/British Naval medal collector. References: Brambilla - page 127; H. von Heyden # 315-316. Item # Ita-268 (*SOLD*)

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Medal for Merit in Social Redemption (Al Merito Della Redenzione Sociale), bronze class 1922.
Medal for Merit in Social Redemption (Al Merito Della Redenzione Sociale), bronze class 1922. Rare in any class since there were fixed numbers allowed for award each year (10 gold / 60 silver / 100 bronze). Since the medal was not awarded after 1924, very few were made and issued. Medal in great condition, showing light wear. Maker-marked beneath bust of Vittorio Emanuele III - S.J. (Stefano Johnson). Very long original ribbon. Medals were issued for the most part to people involved in re-education and rehabilitation of prisoners (and detainees): councillors, teachers, priests etc. Reference: Brambilla, page 623. 35.6mm in diameter. Item # Ita-261  *SOLD*
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NEW! 1945 - Lieutenancy period (of Prince Umberto di Savoia), Special distinction for Partisans and fighters - members of the National Liberation Committee
1945 - Lieutenancy period (of Prince Umberto di Savoia), Special distinction for Partisans and fighters - members of the National Liberation Committee. This badge was officially called: Distinction of Honor for Patriots and Volunteers for Liberty. Type in enamelled metal with letters V.L. (Volontari Liberta). Very rare item, one of only few official badges/distinctions instituted during short period of Lieutenancy (June 5, 1944 until May 8, 1946). Ref. Brambilla page 826, type "B". 19mm x 4mm. Folding prongs for fastening. Original item. Item # Ita-259 *SOLD*
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Order of the Crown of Italy. Very good quality ribbon bar in bronze with enamels. Light cracking to right side (red) but not chipped. 20.5mm wide. Button hole fastener. Item # Ita-257 (20)

$20.00
Oriental Africa 'patriotic' stickpin. Inscribed with the famous Mussolinis' slogan: Noi Tireremo Diritto' (loosely translated: nothing will stop us). Also indicated year: A XIII (the Fascist calendar year - 1934). Silvered bronze, long pin. 14.5mm diameter. Item # Ita-249 (31)
$31.00
WW1 War Cross, very fine quality reduction
WW1 War Cross, very fine quality reduction (16mm) in bronze. Fancy suspension, possibly French-made. Rare on the market. Item # Ita-234 (44)
$44.00
Medal of Merit for Volunteers in Italo-Austrian War 1915-1918
Medal of Merit for Volunteers in Italo-Austrian War 1915-1918. Anonymous variant (1923) as described in Brambilla (page 625, bottom sentence). Inscription: 'VOLONTARI DI GUERRA 1915 1918'. Thinner planchet than the official issue - also various differences in details, ribbon appears original (watermarked and old). Display mounted. Designer marked on obverse: 'P.Morbiducci'. 33.5mm dia. Hard variant to find. Item # Ita-236 (92).
$92.00
WW1 Medal for Volunteers. 1923 type
WW1 Medal for Volunteers. 1923 type. Most interesting variant in white metal, maker marked 'GCSA'. 33.7mm dia. Lightly patinated. Rare type. Designer marked on obverse: 'P.Morbiducci'. Medal is well detailed, comes with original ribbon and 'combat' device in form of the sword ('Con Gladio'). Display mounted. Item # Ita-237 *SOLD*
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Libya Medal (1912-1913), unusual variation by unknown maker

Libya Medal (1912-1913), unusual variation by unknown maker (the mark is not identified in our sources). 1913 year bar, original ribbon in very worn condition. Silvered bronze, spotty darkening. Would make great addition to your collection. 32.8 mm in diameter. Item # Ita-226 (108)

$108.00
Libya Medal in silver by Royal Mint. Original ribbon. Showing signs of wear, otherwise good condition. Item # Ita-227 (70)
$ 70.00

Kingdom era - National unity (1848-1918) medal. Gilded bronze. Head of Vittorio Emanuele III to obverse, designer's name to bottom. Inscription: 'Unita D'Italia 1848-1918, Ass.Naz. Madri E Vedove Dei Gaduti' laurel branches around to reverse. Original green, white and red ribbon (lightly stained). Shows wear and some edge dings, but not detractive. Good condition. Item # Ita-7. (35)

$ 35.00
Republic - Silver (15 years) Long Service Air Force medal

Republic - Silver (15 years) Long Service Air Force medal. Shows age and some wear. Comes with short piece of blue ribbon. Item # Ita-19. (30)

$30.00
Republic - Air Force Valor medal (Al Valore Aeronautico)

Republic - Air Force Valor medal (Al Valore Aeronautico) bronze medal. Shows age/wear. Original long ribbon present. Item # Ita-20. (35)

$35.00
Republic - Bronze (10 years) Long Service Air Force medal

Republic - Bronze (10 years) Long Service Air Force medal. Shows age and some wear. Comes with long piece of original blue ribbon. Item # Ita-22. (35)

$35.00
Naval merit medal, silver grade. Republic period

Naval merit medal, silver grade. Republic period. Round medal (35mm dia.) in gilt. Inscribed: Al Valore Di Marina', oak and laurel branches surrounding star and cog wheel. Reverse plain with laurel wreath to center. Lightly worn, no damage. Original moiré ribbon. Showing light wear. Item # Ita-37. (40)

$ 40.00
Kingdom, Officer's 40 year Military Service Cross

Kingdom, Officer's 40 year Military Service Cross in gilt. This is highest class of the 'long service' award. Original ribbon. Typical suspension. Two-part construction. Very good condition. Rarely offered for sale. Item # Ita-39. (85)

$85.00
Republic, Officer's 25 year Military Service Cross

Republic, Officer's 25 year Military Service Cross in gilt. Typical suspension, two-part construction. Original ribbon. Very good condition. Item # Ita-41. (50)

$50.00
Corps of the Guards of Public Safety. 25 year long service award

Corps of the Guards of Public Safety. 25 year long service award. Original roots of this organization trace back to the 1850's. This force was replaced by the State Police in 1981. Corps of the Guards was rather militarized body and performed the duties largely surpassing those of the State Police. Especially active during 1960's and 70's as the terrorist threat was then at its height. Awards are obsolete and those of 25 year service are rather hard to find. Gilt cross with original ribbon. Type with crowns not touching eagle's head. Excellent condition. Original ribbon. See also item below. Item # Ita-42. (70)

$70.00
Corps of the Guards of Public Safety

Corps of the Guards of Public Safety. 16 year service award in frosted silver finish. Light wear, original ribbon. Rarely seen. Item # Ita-43. (60)

$60.00

Republic, Military 16 year service cross in silver. Very good quality. Fancy suspension. Original ribbon. Light tarnish. Nice example of 1950's award. Item # Ita-46. (35)

$35.00
Republic, 40 year Military service award

Republic, 40 year Military service award. Silvered bronze. Thin lettering type. Typical suspension. Original ribbon. Good condition. Item # Ita-47. (35)

$35.00
Republic, Officer's 16 year Military service

Republic, Officer's 16 year Military service award with gilt center (reverse). Shows age and wear. Original ribbon. Typical suspension. Hard to find variation. Item # Ita-48. (30)

$30.00
Republic, 25 year Military service cross

Republic, 25 year Military service cross with silvered centre (reverse). Shows wear. Good condition. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-49. (29)

$29.00
Opera Balilla - Officer of Regulations 7th grade badge. Rarely seen item. Thoroughly hallmarked by F.M. Lorioli Fratelli, Milano. Horizontal pin for fastening. 51mm x 23mm. Bronze gilt (partially worn). Blue enamels intact. Item # Ita-58  (65)
$ 65.00
Unity medal 1848-1918

Unity medal 1848-1918 type "A" (Brambilla) - slight variation as no part of uniform is shown. Medals with right-facing monarch are much harder to find. These early strikings were not as numerous. Original early ribbon, wide green stripe. Darkened bronze. Medal by S J (S. Johnson). Very good condition. 32.6mm. Item # Ita-65. (55)

$55.00
Unity medal 1848-1918

Unity medal 1848-1918 type "C" (Brambilla). Medal by: Mario Nelli - C. Rivalta - CBC. Bronze, original ribbon. Light wear.31.8mm. Item # Ita-66. *SOLD*

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Unity medal 1848-1918

Unity medal 1848-1918. 1st type, by Mario Nelli - C. Rivalta - CBC. Bronze, light wear. Original ribbon. 31.8mm. Good condition. Item # Ita-68. (32)

$32.00

Armed Forces sport achievement award. Gymnastics division. 1920's. Bronze, period ribbon. 30mm. Very pretty medal. Item # Ita-88. (22)

$22.00
1901 Commemorative medal for pilgrimage to the tomb of Umberto I

1901 Commemorative medal for pilgrimage to the tomb of Umberto I. Silvered bronze, shows wear and age. Original ribbon. Good condition. 30mm dia. Item # Ita-104. (45)

$45.00
Gioventu Italiana Littorio (Italian Fascist Youth) medal

Gioventu Italiana Littorio (Italian Fascist Youth) medal. Silvered bronze. Appears to be a sports award, likely for swimming, judging by the aquatic theme of the obverse design; reverse shows G.I.L. symbol. Nice detail. Unmarked, but probably made by S. Johnson. Fitted with old ribbon (unsure if original). 30mm diameter. (35) Item #Ita-127.

$ 35.00
Republic, Marine Long Service gold medal. Large type (40mm)

Republic, Marine Long Service gold medal. Large type (40mm). Bronze gilt, original ribbon. Similar to one described by Brambilla (page 865, type "A") but unmarked. Great condition. Item # Ita-134. (40)

$40.00

Republic, Marine Long Service silver medal. Large type (40mm). Silvered, on original ribbon. Similar to one described by Brambilla (page 865, type "A") but unmarked. Some darkening, no damage. Item # Ita-135. (35)

$35.00

Republic, Marine Long Service bronze medal. Large type (40mm). Bronze, on original ribbon. Similar to one described by Brambilla (page 865 type "A") but unmarked. Great condition. Item # Ita-136. (30)

$30.00
Republic, Marine Long Service gold medal

Republic, Marine Long Service gold medal. Appears to be bright bronze gilt. Made by S. Johnson. Post-1945 type without "Regnando Vittorio Eman. III" or "Repubblica Italiana" inscriptions. Great quality, original ribbon. 34mm. Item # Ita-138. (48)

$48.00

Republic, Marine Long Service silver medal. Silver, made by S. Johnson. Post-1954 type. Great condition, original ribbon. 34mm. Item # Ita-139. (42)

$42.00

Republic, Marine Long Service bronze medal. Struck in bronze with very good details. Unmarked. Some dark spots but not detractive. Original ribbon. 34mm. Item #Ita-140. (39)

$39.00
Republic, Marine Long Service bronze medal

Republic, Marine Long Service bronze medal, with ball suspension. Uncommon variation by unknown maker. Unmarked, on original ribbon. Very good condition. Item #Ita-141. (37)

$37.00
Navy Gold Military Valour Medal. 'Al Valore Di Marina", 1950 type

Navy Gold Military Valour Medal. 'Al Valore Di Marina", 1950 type. Bronze gilt, by the National Mint (unmarked). No attribution. Few light scratches to reverse. Overall very good conditon. 34mm. Item # Ita-142. (50)

$50.00
Navy Silver Military Valour Medal

Navy Silver Military Valour Medal. 'Al Valore Di Marina", 1950 type. Struck in silver, by the National Mint (unmarked). No attribution. Very excellent details. Nicely toned with age. Few light scratches on reverse. 34mm. Item # Ita-143. *SOLD*

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Navy Bronze Military Valour Medal. 'Al Valore Di Marina", 1950 type

Navy Bronze Military Valour Medal. 'Al Valore Di Marina", 1950 type. Struck in bronze with light bronze coating, by the National Mint (unmarked). No attribution. Struck in silver. Light discolouration to finish on reverse. Overall very good condition. 34mm. Item # Ita-144. (40)

$40.00
Republic, Air Force Long Service gold medal. 1953

Republic, Air Force Long Service gold medal. 1953 type. Bronze gilt. Great details. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-149. (30)

$30.00
Republic, Aeronautical Valour silver medal. 1953 type

Republic, Aeronautical Valour silver medal. 1953 type. Good details. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-151. *SOLD*

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Republic, Aeronautical Valour bronze medal. 1953 type

Republic, Aeronautical Valour bronze medal. 1953 type. Good details. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-152. (30)

$30.00

Long Command Medal of Merit for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. 1935 type. "Silver" grade, for 15 years' service. Unmarked variation with angular sword to reverse. Shows wear. Ref. Brambilla, p. 705. On original ribbon (some staining). Item #Ita-164. (45)

$45.00
Long Command Medal of Merit for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. 1935 type

Long Command Medal of Merit for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. 1935 type. Bronze, for 10 years' service. Unmarked variation with angular sword to reverse. Younger King design; nice details. Ref. Brambilla, p. 705. On original ribbon (some staining). Item #Ita-166. (50)

$50.00

Army Long Command Medal of Merit. 1953 type. Bronze. For 10 years' service. Variation with finer detail to obverse, thick sword to reverse. Unmarked. Ref. Brambilla, p. 858, "A". On original ribbon. Item # Ita-170. (33)

$33.00

Army Long Command Medal of Merit. 1953 type. Bronze. For 10 years' service. Maker marked 'Z' (Zecca). Nice details. On original ribbon (one or two pulls). Exactly as shown in Brambilla, p. 858, "A". Item # Ita-171. (37)

$37.00
Army Long Command Medal of Merit. 1953 type

Army Long Command Medal of Merit. 1953 type. "Silver" grade. For 15 years' service. Variation with large design to obverse, thick sword to reverse. Unknown marking. Shows wear. On replacement ribbon. Ref. Brambilla, p. 858, "A". Item # Ita-172. (35)

$35.00
Public Security Long Command Medal of Merit. 1965 type

Public Security Long Command Medal of Merit. 1965 type. "Gold" grade, i.e., bronze gilt, for 20 years' service. Unmarked variation with larger design on obverse, blank shield on reverse. Ref. Brambilla, p. 888. On original ribbon. Item # Ita-173. (32)

$32.00
 

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Below are several Fascist Youth badges of distinction. The organization was founded just months after Mussolini's march on Rome in 1922 with the first group of boys ranging from ages 8 to 14. They were called "Balilla" after a heroic young boy from Genoa, Italy. During the Austrian occupation of the city in 1746, he sparked a riot against the invading troops by throwing the first stone at a rolling cannon. Eventually, a huge riot and mass uprising led to the Austrians' withdrawal from the city. The youth organization was divided into age groups: Balilla (8- 11 yrs.); Balilla Musketeers (11-14 yrs.); Vanguard (14-16 yrs.); and Vanguard Musketeers (16-18 yrs.). Mandatory service in the armed forces followed. The Fascist Youth organization was called "Gioventu Italiana Del'Littorio" meaning The Fascist Youth of the Lictors (commonly referred to as GIL).

Opera Ballila, 10th anniversary commemorative medal. Cast bronze. Very interesting and rarely seen piece. 40mm diameter. Item #Ita-180. (52)

$52.00
Opera Balilla commemorative badge

Opera Balilla commemorative badge for the 9th youth gathering (1937), in the 15th year ("AXV") of the Fascist era. Fantastic example in silvered (frosted) bronze and enamels. Shows wear and age, no chipping to enamels. Majority of original frosting intact. Rare original. Item #Ita-186. (115)

$115.00

Opera Ballila Musketeers cap badge. Aluminum with original paint. 43.5 x 68 mm. Item #Ita-191. (25)

$25.00

Opera Ballila Musketeers cap badge. Aluminum; re-painted. 45.5 72 mm. Item #Ita-192. (20)

$20.00

Opera Ballila Musketeers membership lapel pin. Bronze with enamels. Lapel slide fastener. 15 x 24.5 mm. Item #Ita-193 *SOLD*

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Opera Ballila Musketeers pin

Opera Ballila Musketeers pin. Silvered bronze; plating partially worn. Very good detail. 13 x 19.5 mm. Item #Ita-195. (20)

$20.00

Opera Ballila collar badge. Brass stamped; good details. One mounting wire broken. 16 x 31 mm. Item #Ita-197. (20)

$20.00
Opera Ballila cap badge.

Opera Ballila cap badge. Brass stamped; good detail. Gilt, some worn. Holes for stitch fastening. 24.5 x 44.5 mm. Item # Ita-198. (24)

$24.00
 

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Commemorative medal for 50th anniversary (1918-1968) of return of cities of Trento and Trieste to Italy

Commemorative medal for 50th anniversary (1918-1968) of return of cities of Trento and Trieste to Italy. Bronze. Designed by 'Greco', maker's stamp 'MET'. Striking design, very interesting. Ref. Brambilla p. 901. 33mm in diameter. Item # Ita-187. (30)

$30.00
'SVB LEGE LIBERTAS', Italian Republic Military Police armoured car crew/qualification badge
'SVB LEGE LIBERTAS', Italian Republic Military Police armoured car crew/qualification badge. Silvered bronze (most silver worn). Nicely designed. 51.5mm x 33mm. Horizontal pin intact. Shows age and wear. Most likely 1950's. Item # Ita-211 (50)
$ 50.00
Republic, September 1958 medal to commemorate official visit of President Giovanni Gronchi in Brazil
Republic, September 1958 medal to commemorate official visit of President Giovanni Gronchi in Brazil. 2 different medals were made, one for Londra and one for Rio De Janeiro. Bronze, 31mm dia. Old ribbon, appears to be replaced. Ref. Brambilla page 874, type "B". Item # Ita-212   (52)
$ 52.00
District of Rome, Athletic championship (University level) commemorative medal
District of Rome, Athletic championship (University level) commemorative medal. Year IX of the Fascist era (1930). Bronze, 32mm. Worn but good condition. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-216   (45)
$ 45.00
Military Medical Academy silver merit medal
Military Medical Academy silver merit medal. Superb design, full inscription. Maker (unsure which one) and silver content (800) hallmarks on reverse. Ribbon appears to be original. Design by: F.Puci. 31mm dia. Great condition, rare on the market. Item # Ita-217   (78)
$ 78.00
1917 type, Medical 25 year service cross
1917 type, Medical 25 year service cross for Military personnel. Frost silver on bronze. Great quality and rarely seen award. Original, long ribbon. Very good condition. 38.5mm wide. Ref. Brambilla, page 580. Item # Ita-218  (82)
$ 82.00
Republic, 1957 medal for National Association of families (of) killed and mutilated Air Force members during WW2
Republic, 1957 medal for National Association of families (of) killed and mutilated Air Force members during WW2. Simple yet elegant design, manufactured by P.Morbiducci. Bronze, 28mm dia. Original ribbon soiled. Shows wear but no damage. Very interesting medal. Item # Ita-219  (54)
$ 54.00
     
1911 Italian Conquest (Victory) in Libya commemorative medal
Conquest (Victory) in Libya commemorative medal. On October 5th 1911, Italian forces entered Tripoli after overwhelming Turkish forces. Medal of striking design. Gilded copper (some wear). Complete with ribbon. Designer/maker marked: 'O.Del.BC'.. 24mm x 30mm. Item # Ita-325 *SOLD*
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WW1 Allied effort - St. George medal.
WW1 Allied effort - St. George medal. Great design with traditional slaying of the dragon by St. George on horseback. Reverse with Italian, French, British and American National Shields. Wording: "Pro Patria 26. Maggio 1915-1916". Medal by P.F. Original ribbon tied in bow. Silvered copper, some wear. 26mm in diameter. Item # Ita-324  *SOLD* ns
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1916 Medal of Merit of Italian Red Cross. Silver class with original box of issue.
1916 Medal of Merit of Italian Red Cross. Silver class with original box of issue. Medal is attributed to a Doctor, reverse engraving: " al Dr. Ugo Urlano" - name could also be 'Urbano'. It is very hard to find these attributed, especially to a Doctor. He would most likely have been in a military facility, field hospital or such during WW1. Medal in excellent condition, ribbon appears original. Case shows a lot of wear outside ,but still sound construction wise. Medal is of type "B" (Brambilla - page 575), 28mm in diameter. Designed by P. Tailetti and manufactured by Royal Mint (Regia Zecca). Item # Ita-311 *SOLD*
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Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus (Ordine Dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro). Grand Officer breast Star by D. Cravanzola Succ i F lli Borani Roma
Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus (Ordine Dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro). Grand Officer breast Star. Body in silver, badge in gilt (perhaps even gold). Excellent quality and condition. Maker's plaque: 'D. Cravanzola Succ i F lli Borani Roma. Manufacturer's part markings (XI) to hinge/pin-lip and also found at the top of badge (cross). Such marks (hand-scribed) were used to ensure proper fit of all parts. Enamels in very good condition, so is the rest of the star. Most excellent example dating back to 1905-1927 period. 78mm x 77mm (cross 50mm x 50mm). Item # Ita-310 *SOLD*
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CC.NN Black Shirts 2nd Division 28 Ottobre Libica Medal. This Elite unit of Italian Black Shirts (Camice Nere)
CC.NN Black Shirts 2nd Division 28 Ottobre Libica Medal. This Elite unit of Italian Black Shirts (Camice Nere) took part in some of the heaviest fighting Italians saw in the North Africa (Egypt and Libya) during WW2. Medal in blackened bronze by 'BUONO'. Excellent design. Heavy quality. Original ribbon with few pin holes. About 35mm in diameter (irregularly shaped). Superb and rare medal. Note that 28 October was one of the days when Mussolini's Fascists marched on Rome - Division was named in honour of that date. Item # Ita-309 *SOLD*
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1942 Black Shirts/MVSN 20th anniversary of the March on Rome medal
1942 Black Shirts/MVSN 20th anniversary of the March on Rome medal. Superbly designed by Morbiducci, manufactured by FM Lorioli. Complete with proper ribbon. Scarce medal, white metal - 32.5mm in diameter. Item # Ita-295 *SOLD*
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1941 MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale), aka. Black Shirts - national championship shooting medal
1940 MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale), aka. Black Shirts - national championship shooting medal. Excellent design and good quality strike. Complete with ribbon (most likely contemporary). 34mm x 26.5mm. Very good condition. Item # Ita-293 *SOLD*
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1938 Commemorative medal for 33rd Infantry Division "ACQUI"
1938 Commemorative medal for 33rd Infantry Division "ACQUI". This is one of the older units of the Italian Army. Bronze, two tone enamels intact. Ribbon shows wear. Obverse showing soldiers in old and new attire. Reverse bering heraldic coats of arms and inscriptions: "Le antiche glorie sian faro anuovemente" (loose translation: Old glory shines anew). 30mm in diameter. Item # Ita-292 *SOLD*
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1935-1936 Ethiopian Campaign, 42 Infantry Regiment "Modena"
1935-1936 Ethiopian Campaign, 42 Infantry Regiment "Modena" commemorative medal. Bronze, maker marked SJ. Ribbon appears original. 26.3mm in diameter. Item # Ita-289 *SOLD*
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Republic, Naval torpedo boat badge
Republic, Naval torpedo boat badge. Inscribed: 'Memento Audere Semper' - (latin: Remember to Always Dare) - phrase coined by Italian writer Gabriele D'Annunzio and used as the motto of the MAS (Motor Anti Submarine) during WW1 and WW2. 18mm x 22mm. Item # Ita-260 *SOLD*
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WW1 Orphans of War badge

WW1 Orphans of War badge. In 1919 special decree was announced to distinguish war orphans with such badge. These children were to be put up for adoption before others. Most wonderful design of woman embracing young boy who's holding symbolical Roman short sword. Green enamelled (small chip to right side) outer rim, laurel leafs to bottom. Inscription: 'Orfano Di Guerra'. Designed by C. Rivalta. Horizontal pin for fastening, maker marked: 'F.M. Lorioli & Castelli Milano. Bronze, 33mm x 30mm. Really neat badge. Item # Ita-241 *SOLD*

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Guardia di Finanza (Financial Guard) Long Command Medal of Merit. 1954 type. "Silver" grade, for 15 years' service. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Ref. Brambilla, p. 866, "A". Item #Ita-168. *SOLD*

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Order of the Crown of Italy, cased Grand Officer's breast star
Order of the Crown of Italy, cased Grand Officer's breast star. Excellent quality in silver and gold center (badge). Near perfect enamels. 72.6mm in diameter. Superb example, high quality 'diamond-cut' pattern. Unmarked. Comes in original case of issue with Kings's (Vittorio Emanuel III) cypher embossed to lid. Case with light signs of handling. Cased stars are generally hard to find. Item # Ita-267 *SOLD*
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VE III period, Royal Carabinieri Student Legion medal (Ita: Legione Allievi Carabinieri Reali Medaglia)
VE III period, Royal Carabinieri Student Legion medal (Ita: Legione Allievi Carabinieri Reali Medaglia). Carabinieri are a unique force - originallly founded by Victor Emanuel (King of Sardinia) around first quarter of 18th Century. They mainly serve a dual purpose of a Military Police and Police Force (Public Security) with additional role as Italian Territorial Defence Force. Nice medal in bronze, complete with black ribbon display mounted. Maker/designer marked: P. Morbiducci. 28.4mm dia. Item # Ita-281 *SOLD*
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Italy Kingdom, 1912 type 25 Years Long Service Cross with Crown (Ita: Croce per Anzianita di Servizio Con Corona Per I Militari Di Truppa Con 25 Anni Di Servizio)
Kingdom, 1912 type 25 Years Long Service Cross with Crown (Ita: Croce per Anzianita di Servizio Con Corona Per I Militari Di Truppa Con 25 Anni Di Servizio). Silver, polished accents and frosted recessed areas. Large and bulbous crown. Complete with short original ribbon. Shows light wear. Hard to find type. 37mm wide. Ref: Brambilla page 549, type "B". Item # Ita-280 *SOLD*
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Italy WW2 period naval minesweeper badge
WW2 period naval minesweeper badge. Attractive design of shark biting through the chain of the water mine. Silvered finish (probably on copper or bronze). Some darkening but overall good condition. Maker marked to reverse:Picchiani & Barlacchi, Firenze. Original pin/cach assembly intact. 23.2mm x 28mm. Interesting badge. Item # Ita-279 *SOLD*
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Italy 1940-1943 War Medal with all 4 possible bars.
1940-1943 War Medal with all 4 possible bars. Bronze, original ribbon. Maker marked with 2 characters: first is not readable and second being letter 'B'. Nicely toned with age. 33.5mm in dia. Getting difficult to find. Ref: Brambilla page 876. Item # Ita-277 *SOLD*
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Italy 1918 War Merit Cross
1935/1936 Eastern Africa 3rd Army Corps commemorative medal. Hallmarked Silver, enamels. Small maker's mark (stylized FML - this was used by firm of F.M.Lorioli in Milan). Fully inscribed to reverse with units, dates and actions. Very interesting and rather scarce medal.  28.3mm in diameter.  Complete with ribbon - appears original. Item # Ita-276 *SOLD*
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Eastern Africa (Africa Orientale) Campaign badge.
Eastern Africa (Africa Orientale) Campaign badge. Excellent design. Enamelled colours of the Ethiopian Campaign medal ribbon. Well detailed combattant sword superimposed on the enamels. Maker marked on reverse: 'Berioni Milano'. Original pin fastener. Silvered bronze (about 50% of siver wash remains). 27mm x 19mm. Item # Ita-266 *SOLD*
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Republic, Order of the Star of Solidarity, 3rd class (Knight). Stella de la Solidarieta Italiana.
Republic, Order of the Star of Solidarity, 3rd class (Knight). Stella de la Solidarieta Italiana. Appears to be silver gilt. Maker marked: Gardino, Roma. Excellent quality and condition. Original ribbon (slightly faded to obverse). 3 part construction. 57.5mm wide. Item # Ita-307 *SOLD*
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Italian 6 place award ribbon bar to accomplished Officer. Ribbons corresponding to (from left top to right): Military Order of Savoy (Knight); Silver Al Valore Miltare; Bronze Al Valore Militare; Officer of the Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus; Officer of the Crown Order; Knight of Colonial Merit Order
6 place award ribbon bar to accomplished Officer. Ribbons corresponding to (from left top to right): Military Order of Savoy (Knight); Silver Al Valore Miltare; Bronze Al Valore Militare; Officer of the Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus; Officer of the Crown Order; Knight of Colonial Merit Order. Excellent ribbon bar, would look great on uniform (1911/1912; WW1 or WW2). Ribbons show age and some wear (especially top row). Devices are all original, so are all ribbons (all watermarked). Backing of drab green uniform. Ribbons are about 37mm x 12mm. Rare combination of Orders and military bravery medals, possibly researchable. Super occasion for ribbon bar collector lacking high-end Italian piece. Item # Ita-306 *SOLD*
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Distinction of honour for theMutilated in War (Distintivo D'onore Per I Mutilati Durante Le Precedenti Campagne Di Guerra). 1917 pattern Badge in silvered metal, unmarked. Complete with original pin for fastening. Very good quality. Similar to example shown in Brambilla (page 576). Book mentions that such (undated) badge was also awarded to those who were injured during African Campaigns, Spanish Civil War and the WW2 (except RSI). 36.5mm x 31mm. Excellent condition. Item # Ita-305 *SOLD*
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Italy 1940/1941 Greek campaign/occupation commemorative medal
1940/1941 Greek campaign/occupation commemorative medal. Excellent design by 'Affer', maker marked FML (FM Lorioli). Features in high relief (map of Greece and surrounding islands). Complete with original ribbon. Ref: Brambilla page 783, type "B". 32.2mm. Item # Ita-278 *SOLD*
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Italian WW2, Infantry Division "Sabratha" (60) commemorative medal
WW2, Infantry Division "Sabratha" (60) commemorative medal. Unit was raised in 1939 and was stationed in Libya, took part in invasion of Egypt in 1940. Fought in Libya at El Alamein and several other places. Medal of local manufacture, bronzed metal. Nicely designed. Complete with contemporary ribbon. 35mm at widest part. Item # Ita-284 (70) *SOLD*
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WWII Marine Long Service bronze medal.

WWII Marine Long Service bronze medal. With "Regnando Vittorio Eman. III" inscription, hence an uncommon type. Shows light aging, no damage. Similar to Brambilla (page 825) but unmarked. Original ribbon. 32.5 mm dia. Item # Ita-137. *SOLD*

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Opera Ballila Musketeers membership lapel pin. Bronze with enamels. Somewhat age darkened. Vertical pin fastener. 14.5 x 25 mm. Item #Ita-194. *SOLD*

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Opera Ballila Musketeers beret badge. Aluminum. Marked "Ripr. Vietata" on back. Four holes on sides for stitch fastening. 31.5 x 49.5 mm. Item #Ita-189. *SOLD*

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War Cross for Military Valour. 1918 or 1922 type
War Cross for Military Valour. 1918 or 1922 type. Bronze, version by private industry (term used in Brambilla's book). Complete with original ribbon. Display mounted. Nice example. Ref. Brambilla, pages 582/618. Item # Ita-233 *SOLD*
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WW1 Victory medal by: Sacchini - Milano

WW1 Victory medal by: Sacchini - Milano. Less frequently seen maker of this medal. Reverse marked: 'G. Villa. Inc'. Showing age and considerable wear. Original ribbon. Edge dings to left side. 36mm. Item # Ita-34.*SOLD*

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Medal of gratitude for public welfare services

Medal of gratitude for public welfare services. Silver grade. Light wear. 32mm. Item # Ita-54. *SOLD*

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1934 Aeronautic Exposition in Milan commemorative medal

1934 Aeronautic Exposition in Milan commemorative medal. Bronze, high relief. Powerful design by E. Monti, struck by S. Johnson (marked to obverse). Shows age, pitting to reverse. Complete with ribbon (stained). Rarely offered medal. Item #Ita-145. *SOLD*

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Oriental Africa Campaign commemorative medal
Oriental Africa Campaign commemorative medal. Bronze, attractive design with cut-out details. Clever design showing Italian troops, tank and aircraft advancing forward - reverse shows fleeing local and lion. Maker or designer marked but hard to read, seems to be 'DEPOI' or such. Inscription to bottom of obverse: 'A NOI!', reverse with unknown symbols. 25mm in diameter, fitted with ribbon (unsure if original). Most likely local production. A unique and interesting medal, would surely fit in with Italian Oriental Africa collection. Item # Ita-231 *SOLD*
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Kingdom, Military 16 year Long Service award. Silvered cross with unusual suspension. Two-part construction. Original ribbon. Shows wear and age. Item # Ita-44. *SOLD*

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Unity medal 1848-1918, type "C" (Brambilla). VE III. Medal by: Mario Nelli - C. Rivalta - CBC (Casa Benvenuto Cellini). Silver gilt - this is a rare variation as normally these medals were struck in bronze. Better than normal details. 32mm. Very good condition, light wear. Original ribbon. Nice variation for discerning collector. Item # Ita-64. *SOLD*

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WW1 Victory medal by: 'S. Johnson, Milano'

WW1 Victory medal by: 'S. Johnson, Milano'. This is possibly the most common type of the medal. Shows age and light wear. Complete with 'Imperial' style ribbon. Reverse marked: 'G. Villa. Inc'. 36mm. Item # Ita-36. *SOLD*

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Medal for the Mothers (or widows) of the Fallen

Medal for the Mothers (or widows) of the Fallen. Medal is much like the type "A" in Brambilla's book # 588, except for the hallmark which appears to be interlaced letters LCM? Perhaps Lorioli & Castelli Milan. A Medal with this exact mark is not featured in Brambilla. He does mention that medal was extended for those whose sons/husbands fought in Oriental Africa and Greek/Albanian Campaign during WW2. It is definitely not 1956 revision (Brambilla # 869) as reverse was slightly different in those (inscription and foliage). Original ribbon. 32.5mm dia. All in great condition. Item # Ita-225. *SOLD*

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Red Cross membership badge, Fascist period
Red Cross membership badge, Fascist period. Blackened copper, enamel intact. Vertical pin (with catch) for fastening. Made by: 'Picchiani Barlacchi Firenze'. Worn but good condition. 17mm x 15mm. Item # Ita-248 *SOLD*
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1940/1941 Greek campaign/occupation commemorative medal.
1940/1941 Greek campaign/occupation commemorative medal. Item # Ita-264 *SOLD*
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Medal for Volunteers in Spanish Campaign (Medaglia Per I Volontari Della Campagna Di Spagna) 1936-1938
Medal for Volunteers in Spanish Campaign (Medaglia Per I Volontari Della Campagna Di Spagna) 1936-1938. Original strike in bronze, ribbon is faded and somewhat soiled. According to Brambilla (page 744) this is type "C". Obverse marked: AFFER. 34mm in diameter. Reverse with combined symbols of the Spain (yoke and arrows), Germany (swastika) and Italy (fascia). Nicely toned with age. Item # Ita-269  *SOLD*
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WW1 Interallied Victory Medals. Rare type with designer's name (Orsolini) but NO maker name.
WW1 Interallied Victory Medals. Rare type with designer's name (Orsolini) but NO maker name. Classified by Laslo's book as "Official type 4". Excellent condition, just light wear. Nice and original ribbon. 36mm dia. Hard to find variation. Item # Ita-262 *SOLD*
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Kingdom era, Army Long Service Cross (16 years) in silver

Kingdom era, Army Long Service Cross (16 years) in silver. Original ribbon stitch finished and uncut. Four-armed (8 points) cross. King's cipher to obverse, numerals XVI to reverse. Silver frosting finish. Marked in 2 spots to bottom arm of reverse '800' (silver content) in one and numbers (possibly maker, hard to make out) in the other. Few light touch marks. Relief areas show nice silver shine in contrast with pebbled design of the rest. Excellent condition. 41mm. Item # Ita-11. *SOLD*

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Star of Merit for Labour

Star of Merit for Labour. Silver gilt. Hallmark on suspension eye. Enamels intact. Shows age darkening and light wear. Very good condition. Piece of original ribbon. Very handsome piece, rarely offered for sale. 42mm. Item # Ita-122. *SOLD*

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Republic, Aeronautical Valour gold medal

Republic, Aeronautical Valour gold medal. 1953 type. Bronze gilt. Good details. Rare maker for this medal (S. Johnson). Original ribbon. Item # Ita-150. *SOLD*

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Guardia di Finanza (Financial Guard) Long Command Medal of Merit. 1954 type

Guardia di Finanza (Financial Guard) Long Command Medal of Merit. 1954 type. "Gold" grade, i.e., bronze gilt, for 20 years' service. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Ref. Brambilla, p. 866, "A". Item # Ita-169. *SOLD*

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1940 Campaign against France commemorative medal.
1940 Campaign against France commemorative medal. This short, 4 day (June 21-24) campaign involved many units within the 1st and the 4th Army Corps. Most noted were various 'Alpini' and MVCCN (Black Shirts) regiments/battalions. Some 6000 killed, wounded and missing resulted from this difficult assault in the Western Alps. Medal is increasingly hard to find. Complete with original ribbon. Designed by 'Affer'. Very attractive. 32.1mm dia. Item # Ita-265  *SOLD*
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Medal of Merit for Volunteers in Italo-Austrian War 1915-1918. Official 1st issue (1923), variant without 'S.J.' initials but with full reverse inscription: 'S. Johnson Milano' beneath effigy. Designer marked on obverse: 'P.Morbiducci'. Medal in bronze, original ribbon. Very good condition. 32mm dia. Ref. Brambilla, page 625. Item # Ita-235 *SOLD*
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Artillery Gathering in Fiume commemorative medal

Artillery Gathering in Fiume commemorative medal. Dated 1920/21 - 1940. Very interesting. Great details. Bronze. Period ribbon (same as Fiume medal below). 30.5mm. Rarely seen medal. Item # Ita-82. *SOLD*

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"In Bocca al Lupo" sports medal

"In Bocca al Lupo" sports medal, c. 1920's. "Into the mouth of the wolf" is an Italian idiom, a way of wishing someone courage and luck. "Claviere Monginevro m. 1800" on reverse, presumably referring to these locations in the Italian Alps and the height of 1800 metres relating to a sport competition. These areas are near where the Alpine Skiing events were held during the 2006 Olympics Winter Games in Turin. Bronze, wolf's head in high relief. Nicely toned with age. A few tarnish spots. Overall very good condition, no damage. Interesting piece. 29.5 x 39.5 mm. Item #Ita-131. *SOLD*

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Unknown Fascist medal
Unknown Fascist medal. Classic design, struck in frosted silver. Marked '800' on reverse. Ribbon appears to be original. 25mm in diameter. Shows light wear, especially silver frosting. Item # Ita-221 *SOLD*
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Republic, Order of the Star of Solidarity, 3rd class. Silver gilt by Gardino, Roma

Republic, Order of the Star of Solidarity, 3rd class. Silver gilt by Gardino, Roma (marked to wreath suspension). Original ribbon. Very good condition, spotty darkening and a light scratch to reverse. Good details. 57.5mm. Decoration was originally established in 1947, revised in 1948. Item # Ita-77. *SOLD*

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1941 Campaign in Dalmazia commemorative medal "Dalmazia Redenta"
1941 Campaign in Dalmazia commemorative medal 'Dalmazia Redenta' . Some of the most beautifully designed medals come from the early years of the WW2. Dalmazia (Dalmatia) is situated along the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia and part of Montenegro. Medal by 'Affer', complete with original (rare to find) partially faded ribbon. Very good condition, just some spotty darkening. 32mm in diameter. Item # Ita-263 *SOLD*
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Italian Victory and Liberation Medal 1915-1918.
Italian Victory and Liberation Medal 1915-1918. Beautiful design. Produced to commemorate the liberation of Trento and Trieste. Struck in silver (800 purity mark) by E. Sacchini, Milano. Medal well-worn but details still present. Complete with old, proper ribbon. Display mounted. Rarity on the market. 24.5mm x 38mm. Item # Ita-239 *SOLD*
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Italy-War Medal 1915-1918. Awarded for participation in the World War 1. Around the rim is the text "CONIATA 'NEL BRONZO NEMICO" ('made from enemy bronze'). Designer's name on obverse: S. Canevari. Complete with original ribbon. This is the harder to find type with M.Nelli Inc. (marked beneath the bust) being the maker. Also, 2 bars present (1916, 1917) are of importance as year font is vertical! These are probably the rarest of all bar types! Usual bars have the '10 o'clock' orientation of numerals. Some sources speculate that these were made abroad but no details are apparent. Medal and bars show age and wear, as does the ribbon. Great piece for discerning collector. Item # Ita-224.*SOLD*
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Republican submarine badge
Republican submarine badge, small type for field wear. Bronze gilt, vertical pin fastener. Cut-out type. Excellent condition. 36mm x 26mm. Item # Ita-256 *SOLD*
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1848-70 Unity medal, UmbertoI type in silver by Speranza

1848-70 Unity medal, UmbertoI type in silver by Speranza. Unusual issue, NOT by Royal Mint (crowned Z). These medals were presented in 1883 to all members of the Army. Original ribbon, great details. Couple minor edge knocks. Showing light to moderate wear. 31.5mm dia. Ref. Brambilla, page 347. Item # Ita-24. *SOLD*

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Tomb of Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele III, guard's commemorative medal. Unmarked type. Silvered bronze. Original ribbon. Circa 1920. Great details. Light wear. 32mm. Item # Ita-106. *SOLD*

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Unity medal 1848-1922. Original ribbon, blackened bronze finish. Excellent condition to all. 31mm. Though unmarked (this type was rarely marked) made by S.I.A.M. Item # Ita-67. *SOLD*

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Bronze Merit medal. Vittorio Emanuele III issue. Good details. Bronze, original ribbon. 30mm. Showing wear. Item # Ita-100. *SOLD*

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Medal for Italo-Turkish war in 1911-12. Vittorio Emanuelle III to obverse, laurel wreath and writing to reverse. Silver. Original ribbon. First issue of the medal by: L. Giorgi. Marked with crowned 'Z' (Regia Zecca - Royal Mint). Showing typical wear, few edge knocks but not detractive. Item # Ita-228 *SOLD*
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WW1, National Combattant Association membership lapel badge. Silvered copper, enamel. 16mm dia. Item # Ita-243 *SOLD*
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National Infantry Association membership badge. Old type with Royal Crown. AN FANTE was organized in 1920 to honor and glorify infantryman fallen in the line of duty. Very nice badge, silvered copper and blue enamels. Laurel/oak wreath, stylized infantry badge. Logo below: 'Per Se Fulget'. Maker marked: 'FR lli RAVASI MILANO'. Lapel type fastener. 19mm x 13mm. Item # Ita-253 *SOLD*

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Victory in Greece 1940-1941 Commmemorative medal
Victory in Greece 1940-1941 Commmemorative medal.  Dramatic scene of Italian soldier driving bayonette into a lioness. Details in very high relief, this one is a classic. Original ribbon faded, medal in great condition. 32.5mm dia. Item # Ita-300 *SOLD*
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Ref. Brambilla, page 660 (type "A") Il comune ai reduci della grande guerra
Rome 1919 Medal for valiant soldiers of Italy. Bronze, original ribbon. All in great condition. Struck by Royal mint (Regia Zecca marked), designed by A. Apolloni. Ancient symbol of Rome on obverse (wolf with Romulus and Remus). 30mm dia. Rare to find with original ribbon. Ref. Brambilla, page 599 (type "A"). Item # Ita-299 *SOLD*
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1919 Medal for the Mothers (or widows) of the Fallen (It: Distintivo D'onore Per Le Madri Dei Caduti in Guerra)
1919 Medal for the Mothers (or widows) of the Fallen (It: Distintivo D'onore Per Le Madri Dei Caduti in Guerra) , type "A" (Brambilla). Awarding of this medal was extended also for those whose sons/husbands fought in Oriental Africa and Greek/Albanian Campaign during WW2. Excellent and original ribbon. 32.8mm dia. All in great condition, obverse lacquered.Super medal, getttin hard to find - especially in this condition. Ref. Brambilla, page 588 (type "A")Item # Ita-298 *SOLD*
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WW1 Civil defence commemorative medal.
WW1 Civil defence commemorative medal. Inscribed: "Si Muore Ma Non Si Cede" - loosely translates to: 'Dies but does not yield'. Reverse inscribed: "Al Fante Eroico D'Italia 1920". Simple yet gracefull medal, struck in bronze. Complete with ribbon (lightly soiled). 28.5mm dia. Item # Ita-297 *SOLD*
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National Cavalry Association (founded in 1921) membership badge. Inscribed: 'Associazione Naz. Arma Di Cavalleria'. Older vintage, silvered bronze and blue enamel. Very good condition. Maker marked: 'A. Alberti & Co. Milano'. 20mm x 15mm. Item # Ita-254 *SOLD*

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Italian Red Cross, 1913 pattern decoration of distinction. Ital: Croce Rossa Italiana, Distintivo D'Anzianita Modelli "Regno D'Italia".
Italian Red Cross, 1913 pattern decoration of distinction. Ital: Croce Rossa Italiana, Distintivo D'Anzianita Modelli "Regno D'Italia". Issued for 25 years of service. This short lived medal was replaced in 1917 by the Cross for Long Service. Bronze, unmarked but according to Brambilla possibly made by Johnson in Milan. Good condition, one edge knock. Complete with ribbon. 33mm in dia, planchet 2.2mm. Ref: Brambilla - page 562. Item # Ita-270 *SOLD*
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Royal Field Adjutant's collar badges. (Stellete da Aiutante Di Campo)
Royal Field Adjutant's collar badges. (Stellete da Aiutante Di Campo). Worn by high ranked officer (usually Generals) serving as field adjutant to His Majesty Vittorio Emmanuel III. A very rare original. Multi-piece construction, cypher attached to stars via 3 small prongs. Fastening screw/post turn into threaded body of the star. Red lacqured crowns. Appear to be brass and silver. Showing light wear. Such collars are often reproduced. Nice opportunity to own an original set. 31mm x 20mm. Item # Ita-255 *SOLD*
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National Fascist Party Official's badge (Funzionari di Stato Fascio e Gradi)

National Fascist Party Official's badge (Funzionari di Stato Fascio e Gradi) These were issued in several grades to civilian authorities, office staff etc. We are not certain which class this one is but the 3 little triangles suggest a somewhat higher grade. Those we've observed in the past only had bars. Some cracking to cream-white enamels, one tiny chip. Bronze gilt. Quality manufacturing by S. Johnson, Milano. Lapel-type fastener lightly bent. 21mm x 21mm. Hard to find. Item # Ita-247 *SOLD*

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OND (Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro) membership badge 2nd type

OND (Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro) membership badge 2nd type. OND was the Italian Fascist leisure and recreational organization founded in 1925. It was a very popular organization with the 'common work force'. In the beginning it had little to do with the Fascist movement but in 1927 new leader Augusto Turati transformed it into an auxillary of the PNF (National Fascist Party). Appears to be silver. Black enamels. Maker: 'S.A. Picchiani Barlacchi Firenze'. 15.5mm x 15.5mm. Item # Ita-252 *SOLD*

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1942 Commemorative badge for operations in Greece and Yugoslavia

1942 Commemorative badge for operations in Greece and Yugoslavia. Issued to army, navy (involved in campaigns) and also to Albanian Volunteers. Official badge. Mentioned in Brambilla (page 803), type "A"- variation by S. Johnson. Worn but good condition, no chipping to enamels. Vertical pin. 28mm x 24mm. Interesting badge. Item # Ita-242. *SOLD*

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Crown of Italy Order. Cased Officer in gold. Earlier vintage, Umberto's reign (1878 - 1900)

Crown of Italy Order. Cased Officer in gold. Earlier vintage, Umberto's reign (1878 - 1900). D. Cravanzola's address would indicate 1880-1890's vintage. Excellent piece with DELUXE quality work, knots of Savoi are especially thick (much thicker then usual production). Case is also of deluxe quality. Wonderful set for the discerning collector. Complete with a good length of original ribbon. All in very good condition. Item # Ita-240 *SOLD*

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WW1, National Association of Invalides and Mutilated
WW1, National Association of Invalides and Mutilated during War membership badge. Inscription: 'Ass. Naz. Mutilati Invalidi Di Guerra'. Founded in 1921 to aid soldiers affected during WW1. Silvered. Lapel button fastener. 21.5mm x 12mm. Item # Ita-244 *SOLD*
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Mutilated in War badge
Mutilated in War badge. Undated type. Silvered, worn but good condition. 19mm x 16mm. Item # Ita-245 *SOLD*
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Fascist 2 medal ribbon bar: Commemorative Medal for Fascist Campaign 1919-1922 and March on Rome 1922. Silver and enamels. Very nice piece. Item # Ita-246 *SOLD*
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Russian campaign (Fronte Russo)
Russian campaign (Fronte Russo) lapel reduction badge. White metal, fair details. 15mm diameter. Very good condition. Lapel fastener. Item # Ita-250 *SOLD*
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MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) - Fascist Militia
MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) - Fascist Militia. Lapel pin rank badge, unsure of the exact period. Seems it is of earlier vintage (use of only fascia symbol and black background). Rank appears to be that of 'Centurione' (centurion). Bronze gilt and black enamels (no chipping). Lapel hole-type fastener. 32mm x 8.5mm. Very interesting. Item # Ita-251 *SOLD*
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1935/36 Ethiopian Campaign commemorative medal. A fine example of this medal complete with original silk ribbon and Roman sword device (indicating combat award). Official 1st issue by national mint, marked with crowned 'Z' (Reggia Zecca) and letter 'A' (indicating first series). Markings are faint but visible under good magnification. Medal designed by V. Perrone. Excellent condition to all, light aging. Burnished bronze. Display mounted. Item # Ita-230 *SOLD*

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Medal of Merit for Volunteers of the Oriental Africa campaign 1935-1936. Item # Ita-238 *SOLD*
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Commemorative medal for 1st Paratroop Regiment. Bronze, well detailed. Legend mentions 2 Gold Valor Medals (Al Valore Militare). Unknown vintage. Fitted with ribbon. 30mm dia. Item # Ita-232 *SOLD*
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WW2 Commemorative Cross of the 11th Army. Awarded to all participating in the Greek and Albanian campaigns

WW2 Commemorative Cross of the 11th Army. Awarded to all participating in the Greek and Albanian campaigns. Bronze gilt cross by: 'Carlo Illario & F. lli' (marked with maker's stamp to bottom of reverse). Enamels intact. Very good details. Original ribbon. Sword device indicating combatant award (this was unofficial but widely used). Great condition. Item # Ita-12. *SOLD*

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WW2, Motorized Division 'Trieste 101 commemorative meda
WW2, Motorized Division 'Trieste 101 commemorative medal. Thoughtfully designed (tire tread rim motif), made by S. Johnson. Units fought in North Africa (1941-43) with quite excellent combat record. 'Trieste' took active part in battle of El Alamein. Reverse inscription: 'Divisione Motorizzata Trieste'. 32mm dia. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-214  *SOLD*  
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Fascist Campaign 1919-1922, commemorative medal

Fascist Campaign 1919-1922, commemorative medal. Bronze. Dramatic equestrian scene on obverse, joined hands and inscription "Per L'Italia, Ora e Sempre" (For Italy, Now and Always) on reverse. Good detail, age darkening with some nicks to edge. Complete with original ribbon. Ref. Brambilla p.638. 32.5mm diameter. Item #Ita-128. *SOLD*

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1848-1870 Unity medal in silver. Umberto type

1848-1870 Unity medal in silver. Umberto I type. Original ribbon. Great condition, spotty tarnish. 32.5mm. Item # Ita-63. *SOLD*

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Kingdom of Sardinia,1847 Customs Union Medal. Pius IX-Carlo Alberto type

Kingdom of Sardinia,1847 Customs Union Medal. Pius IX-Carlo Alberto type. Commemorates the conclusion of a customs agreement between the Papal States, Kingdom of Sardinia and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Bronze, in great condition, complete with proper period ribbon. ref. Brambilla, p. 173. Rare and desirable medal. 27.5mm x 31mm. Item #Ita-123. *SOLD*

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1902 Medal of recognition for service to the Royal House of Savoy, first type (Vittorio Emmanuel III)

1902 Medal of recognition for service to the Royal House of Savoy, first type (Vittorio Emmanuel III). These beautifully made silver medals were issued to Nationals and foreigners alike. Awarded on King's accord as recompense for particular (or personal) service to Him or the Royal family. Nicely hallmarked to suspension eye (Rome and knot of Savoy). Struck by the Royal Mint (marked: 'Regia Zecca' to bottom obverse). Original ribbon with the very unusual clasp attachment. Probably the only official Italian medal with this kind of arrangement. All in great condition. Rarely bestowed medal, very hard to find in commerce. Reference: Brambilla, page 512. Item # Ita-31 *SOLD*

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Ai Benemeriti Della Popolare Istruzione (For Merit in Common Instruction

Ai Benemeriti Della Popolare Istruzione (For Merit in Common Instruction). Gold grade. Bronze gilt. Unmarked variation. Very similar to examples in Brambilla, p.519-20. Ribbon appears to be original. 29 mm diameter. Item #Ita-175. *SOLD*

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Taking of Rome - 25th anniversary commemorative medal, 1870-1895

Taking of Rome - 25th anniversary commemorative medal, 1870-1895. Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I to obverse. Silvered bronze. Good quality and condition. Replaced ribbon. 28.5mm. (Ref. Brambilla, page 384 type "A"). Item # Ita-112. *SOLD*

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Public Service merit medal in bronze. VE III issue

Public Service merit medal in bronze. VE III issue. Great details, shows wear. Original ribbon. 30mm. Item # Ita-101. *SOLD*

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MVSN ("Black Shirts") or PNF (National Fascist Party) forage cap badge

MVSN ("Black Shirts") or PNF (National Fascist Party) forage cap badge. Brass. Original folding prongs for fastening. Shows wear but no damage. 26 x 50 mm. Item #Ita-199. *SOLD*

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National Olympic Committee medal
National Olympic Committee medal. Unsure which Olympics. Attractive design, bronze gilt (some wear to gilding). Medal by P. Morbiducci.  32mm dia. Ribbon appears to be original. Display mounted. Item # Ita-215 *SOLD*
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1934-35 International exposition of Colonial Arts in Naples. Blackened bronze, quite worn. Original ribbon. 25.5mm dia. Maker mark present but obscured. Item # Ita-220 *SOLD*
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WWI Samaritan School Merit Medal
WWI Samaritan School Merit Medal. Appears to be silvered bronze. Struck by the Royal Mint (crowned Z mark). Lovely design. Reverse inscription: "Scuola Samaritana - Al Merito per un anno di servizio negli ospedali de guerra". Ribbon appears to be original. 27 mm dia. Item # Ita-223. *SOLD*
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GIL shoulder badge. Bakelite and paint. "Servizio del lavoro."

GIL shoulder badge. Bakelite and paint. "Servizio del lavoro." Maker-marked on the back: "S.A. Emilio Pagani, Milano, Via Brioschi 35." Very unusual. 49.5 x 60 mm. Item # Ita-188. *SOLD*

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GIL stickpin. Bronze gilt with enamels in nice condition. 16.5 mm dia. Item # Ita-196. *SOLD*

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1941 MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale), aka. Black Shirts - national championship shooting medal
Mussolini's gratitude medal. There is space for recipient's name to be engraved on reverse. Nice and clean design, Benito's head on obverse and fascia with oak branch on the reverse. Navy blue ribbon. White metal, nicely aged. 32mm dia. Item # Ita-294 *SOLD*
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National Association of WW2 Combattants, Rome branch. 'Vigili Notturni'
National Association of WW2 Combattants, Rome branch. 'Vigili Notturni' (Night watch?) medal to: 'Gianfranco Duranti, 1962'. Hallmarked silver, frosted finish. Reverse bearing symbol of Rome in high relief. Original ribbon also in colors of Rome. Light wear to frosting, otherwise very good condition. 33mm dia. Item # Ita-213  *SOLD*
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Tank troop badge, WWII era

Tank troop badge, WWII era. 'Silver' grade. Proper thin die-struck white metal construction. Good details. Diagonal pin for fastening (assembly base marked: "Made Italy"). These are widely reproduced--this is your opportunity to own an original. Showing age, no damage. 45mm x 32mm. Item # Ita-1. *SOLD*

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Italy-War Medal 1915-1918. Awarded for participation in the World War 1

Italy-War Medal 1915-1918. Awarded for participation in the World War 1. The medal's obverse bears the helmeted head of King Victor Emanuel III and around the rim is the text "GVERRA PER L'VNITA D'ITALIA 1915- 1918" (War for the Unity of Italy). Reverse depicts an upright Victory standing on shields held by 2 soldiers. Around the rim is the text "CONIATA 'NEL BRONZO NEMICO" ('made from enemy bronze'). Designer's name on obverse: S. Canevari. Excellent condition, complete with original ribbon. Item # Ita-2. *SOLD*

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Medal for Italo-Turkish war in 1911-12

Medal for Italo-Turkish war in 1911-12. Vittorio Emanuelle III to obverse, laurel wreath and writing to reverse. Silver. Original ribbon lightly soiled. First issue of the medal by: L. Giorgi. Marked with crowned 'Z' (Regia Zecca - Royal Mint). Showing typical wear, good condition. Item # Ita-3. *SOLD*

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Order of Vittorio Veneto

Order of Vittorio Veneto. Four-armed bronze cross. Oak leaves to arms, star to centre with inscription 'Ordine Di Vittorio Veneto'. Reverse has laurel leaves to arms and helmet to centre. Original ribbon. Very good condition. Shows typical wear with some scratches. Item # Ita-4. *SOLD*

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WW1 Soldiers of the Army of the Orient (Balkan region)

WW1 Soldiers of the Army of the Orient (Balkan region) commemorative medal. Usual great Italian design by P. Morbiducci. Made in bronze by M. Nelli Inc. Firenze. Ribbon appears to be original. 25mm in diameter. Rarely offered and interesting medal. Item # Ita-5 *SOLD*

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Corpo Automobilistico (Transportation Corps) commemorative medal

Corpo Automobilistico (Transportation Corps) commemorative medal. Italian Military Transport Corps dates back to 1900 when Ministry of War acquired first automobile (steam engine). Corps evolved and grew substantially by 1906, official military courses started by 1908. During War with Turkey (1912) Corps saw first real combat with 54 Fiat trucks in service. Medal seems to be dating from Colonial period, perhaps Italian campaigns or later on in Ethiopia. Bronze and enamels! Great design and execution. Reverse in very high relief. 30mm in diameter. Display mounted on colonial ribbon. Shows age and darkening, enamels for the most part intact. Rare and very interesting. Item # Ita-6. *SOLD*

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Commemorative Cross for the Expeditionary Corps in Russia during WW2 (also known as the "Snow Cross"). 1st original issue in SILVER

Commemorative Cross for the Expeditionary Corps in Russia during WW2 (also known as the "Snow Cross"). 1st original issue in SILVER! Full markings to reverse (silver marks and maker). As pictured in Brambilla/Fossati's book (GUS-02, page 30). Small chip to original ENAMEL (not lacquer) at narrow part of the left arm, couple minor scuffs throughout. Half of original silk ribbon, safety-pin fastener (original arrangement). Reverse inscriptions deeply impressed, much better quality then the regular crosses. Silver examples are super-rare. If you're looking for one - this is it! We have yet to see a better example! 42.5mm wide. Item # Ita-8 *SOLD*

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1896 Commemorative medal for marriage of Vittorio Emmanuel III and Elena Petrovic-Njegos, daughter of King Nicholas I of Montenegro

1896 Commemorative medal for marriage of Vittorio Emmanuel III and Elena Petrovic-Njegos, daughter of King Nicholas I of Montenegro. Clean striking in silvered bronze. Unmarked. 28.5mm in diameter. Complete with ribbon, unsure if original. Interesting medal. Few scratches to obverse but not detractive. Item # Ita-9. *SOLD*

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Republic era. Medal of honour for long navigation (Navy)

Republic era. Medal of honour for long navigation (Navy). Frosted silver finish. Not often seen. Complete with original watermarked ribbon. 32.5 mm in diameter. Nicely detailed. Majority of original silver-frosting remaining. Very good condition. Item # Ita-10. *SOLD*

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Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus. Second type of the award (1860- 1946)

Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus. Second type of the award (1860- 1946). Officer's cross. Silver gilt. Other than hairline crack (no chipping) to reverse - no damage. Original ribbon. Very good condition. 40mm. Very good details to trim. Traces of tarnish. Item # Ita-15. *SOLD*

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Same as above except much earlier example of the award. Entirely different crown, much more robust. Also the bulbous tips of the cross are much thicker then usual - nearly 8mm thick! Silver gilt, much worn. Original ribbon and case of issue. 38.5mm. Enamels in perfect condition. Rarely encountered with this crown. Item # Ita-16. *SOLD*

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Terza Armata (3rd Army) WWI Commemorative Cross

Terza Armata (3rd Army) WWI Commemorative Cross. Unusual variety with different coloured enamels (no chipping or cracking). Such type is shown in Brambilla/Fossati's bok (page 21, fig. GUP-04/H). Original ribbon display mounted. Silvered bronze, unmarked. Obviously privately manufactured piece. Most interesting and rarely seen. Item # Ita-23 *SOLD*

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Alpine Rifles National Association medal. Issued to commemorate gathering in Rome in 1928 (Year VII of Mussollini's calendar). Great design, struck by S. Johnson. Complete with ribbon (display mounted). 35mm in diameter. Alpine Rifles particpated in some of hardest fought battles during WW1 and were very highly regarded. Item # Ita-25 *SOLD*

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1918 Liberation of Triest commemorative medal

1918 Liberation of Triest commemorative medal. Bronze, enamelled coat of arms (city of Trieste) and Italian national flag. Beautifully designed medal, reverse showing tall standing Victory welcoming Italian infantry and cavalry. 29.5mm dia. Maker marked: 'A. Gerosa-Milano'. Complete with display mounted green ribbon. Very interesting and rarely seen piece. Item # Ita-26 *SOLD*

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Colonial Merit Order. Knight

Colonial Merit Order. Knight. Nice enamels (one chip to green riband of obverse). Gilt (silver or bronze) Original ribbon. 40.8mm. Attractive piece. Late type of the award as earlier pieces had the Royal cipher affixed to the centre disk. Handsome award, mostly given to the colonial subjects and Italian citizens residing in the Colonies for their deeds of merit. Italian colonies comprised the Bay of Assab on the Red Sea, Eritrea, Somaliland (Ethiopia) and Libya. Piece here is most certainly to a colonial subject since it is slightly larger then the regulation stated (35mm). This was common amongst awards issued to Muslims invited to the Order. Item # Ita-27. *SOLD*

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1935/36 Ethiopian Campaign commemorative medal

1935/36 Ethiopian Campaign commemorative medal. Possibly the finest example of this medal complete with original silk ribbon and Roman sword device (indicating combat award). Official 1st issue by national mint, marked with crowned 'Z' (Reggia Zecca) and letter 'A' (indicating first series). Medal designed by V. Perrone. Excellent condition to all, light aging. Burnished bronze. Item # Ita-28. *SOLD*

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1923 - 1943. Breast badge of GIL

1923 - 1943. Breast badge of GIL (Giovento Italiana del Littorio). GIL was the Fascist Youth movement (similar to Hitler Youth in Germany). Military training badge, sword grade. Silver, 34mm in diameter. Attractive design, Roman sword, Mussolini's facsimile inscription. Safety pin-type fastener. Great condition. Maker: 'Picchiani Barlacchi, Firenze'. Item # Ita-29. *SOLD*

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WW2 Commemorative Cross of Motorized Division "Bologna"

WW2 Commemorative Cross of Motorized Division "Bologna". Unit operated in Africa 1942-43. Saw action in Battle of Tobruk. 1st type of the cross with small letters to reverse. Small chip to white enamels in left-top arms (centre), couple of hairline cracks to left arm (not chipped). Most original gilding worn but still reasonable piece. Ribbon has been changed with the purple African Volunteer medal one, also addition of combatant sword device. Very interesting. 33.4mm. Item # Ita-30. *SOLD*

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Medal of Saint Maurice

Medal of Saint Maurice. It is closely linked with the Order of St. Maurice and Lazarus. Originally the medal was founded by King Carlo Alberto in 1838 and meant only for officers who were already Knights of the St. Maurice/Lazarus Order and were still performing military duties (for 50 years). Original awards were in solid gold. There were 2 sizes: 55mm for commanding officers (worn around the neck) and 39mm for lower rank officers (worn on breast). During WW1, awarding was temporarily suspended. In 1924, a new Royal decree re-instituted the award, but in gilt bronze from Austrian cannons taken during the War. Originally, medals had dark patina which in turn was changed to lighter gilding. Also the number of years served in order to receive the award was reduced to 10 along with slight reduction in size. Example here is of the larger type with original ribbon. Higher grade of the award (to commanding officers) - 50mm in diameter. Gilding rather nice. This is the pre-Republic (1943/44) award as reverse inscription reads: Al Cavaliere Mauriziano' (these lines were omitted on the Republican pieces). Medal by: 'Alberti'. Very good condition, just slight wear to centre. Very interesting and rarely offered piece. Item # Ita-32. *SOLD*

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WW1 Victory medal by: F.M. Lorioli & Castelli, Milano

WW1 Victory medal by: F.M. Lorioli & Castelli, Milano (there were a number of makers of this interesting medal). Original ribbon, showing age and normal wear. Good details. 36mm. Item # Ita-33. *SOLD*

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WW1 Victory medal. Type without maker marks

WW1 Victory medal. Type without maker marks (these are quite hard to find). Quality seems to be slightly better than other types of this medal. Very good and crisp details. Original ribbon shows age and wear. 36mm. Item # Ita-35 *SOLD*

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1915 Italo - Austrian War 'victory' medal. Christian motives (Jesus, God and Holy Spirit - blessing Italy)
1915 Italo - Austrian War - anticipation of victory medal. Christian motives (The Father, the Son and Holy Spirit - blessing Italy) - perhaps medal comissioned by Vatican. Inscriptions to obverse: "Dio Segno I Confini D'Italia". Reverse: "Guerra Italo - Austriaca 1915; Auspicio di Vittoria, Dal Fonte Battesimale di S. Pietro Vaticano". Medal marked by maker (SJ), blackened bronze. Complete with ribbon (looks old). ø 26mm. Item # Ita-317 *SOLD*
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National Reserve Officers Association membership badge. Fascist era. Bronze gilt, enamels. Eagle/fascia applied to enamelled body. Button hole fastener. Maker marked: Flli. Senesi Milano. 29mm x 13mm. Item # Ita-258 *SOLD*
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Naval merit medal bronze grade. Republican issue. Very good condition to all. Original ribbon. Light wear. Item # Ita-38. *SOLD*

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Kingdom, Officer's 25 year Military service Cross

Kingdom, Officer's 25 year Military service Cross in gilt. Very interesting type with fancy suspension and pebbled arms. Great condition, original ribbon. Item # Ita-40. *SOLD*

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WW1 commemorative cross for the 4th Army

WW1 commemorative cross for the 4th Army. Later issue. Original ribbon. Non-enamelled center type. Plain reverse. Good details, silvered bronze (shows wear and age). 52.5mm. Item # Ita-50. *SOLD* (70)

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WW1 commemorative cross for the 1st Arm

WW1 commemorative cross for the 1st Army. Late issue (probably WW2). Original ribbon. Enamels not chipped (light hairline cracks to right arm). Most original gilding remains. Some wear to reverse. 42mm. Item # Ita-51. *SOLD*

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Commemorative cross for the Expeditionary Corps in Russia during WW2. Original issue by Lorioli Milano

Commemorative cross for the Expeditionary Corps in Russia during WW2. Original issue by Lorioli Milano (marked to bottom of reverse). As pictured in Brambilla/Fossati's book (GUS-02/A, page 30). Light wear to original white lacquer. Original silk ribbon, soiled. Aging throughout. Rare original, getting difficult to obtain. 42.6mm. Item # Ita-52. *SOLD*

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WWI Commemorative Honour Medal for military forces

WWI Commemorative Honour Medal for military forces. Beautiful design in bronze by S. Saponaro, M. Nelli Inc. Firenze. Brambilla p. 640, type 'A'. Complete with ribbon. Interesting and rarely seen medal. 30.2mm diameter. Item # Ita-55. *SOLD*

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Commemorative medal of 1918 Victory for members of National Legion "Sempre Pronti" (Always Ready). Medal was established in 1921. Period ribbon as worn during WW2. The first pattern had blue/white colours but was changed later. Medal in bronze by Giuseppe Romagnoli. Made by Zecca (but none were marked with the familiar crowned Z) - according to Brambilla. Shows age and light wear. Overall very nice. Rarely offered. 28mm. Item # Ita-56. *SOLD* (80)

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Colonial Army and Navy commemorative medal. Dated September 29th 1911-12. On this date Italy declared war on Turkey with the annexation of Tripoli and Cyrenaica (Libya)
Colonial Army and Navy commemorative medal. Dated September 29th 1911-12. On this date Italy declared war on Turkey with the annexation of Tripoli and Cyrenaica (Libya). Italians held coastal fortresses for nearly a year before advancing further inland. The outbreak of First Balkan War forced Turkey to make peace with Italians and by the Treaty of Ouchy (15 October 1912); Turkey gave Italy Libya, Island of Rhodes and the Dodecanese islands. Silver medal by Sacchini, Milan. Wonderful design by: FA Mod,FL Inc. Obverse portraying various soldiers preceeded by Victory. Royal Arms of Savoi beneath. Reverse of Victory untying womens' binds, buildings and Minarets in the background. Inscription: 'All Esercito Alla Marina Al Popolo-d'Italia XXIX-IX-MCMXI-XII. 34mm x 24.5mm. Most unusual and rare medal from Turkish/Italian campaign. Ribbon appears to be original. Item # Ita-57 *SOLD*
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1941 Commemorative medal for occupation/campaign of Dalmatia.

1941 Commemorative medal for occupation/campaign of Dalmatia. Highly detailed medal in bronze by AFFER. Great condition. Complete with ribbon and sword device (combatant). 32mm. Item # Ita-59. *SOLD*

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1943-44 American 5th Army in Italy commemorative medal

1943-44 American 5th Army in Italy commemorative medal. Issued to Americans and Italians involved during campaigns. Bronze, by S.Vatteroni, Carrara. 32.5mm. Original ribbon soiled. Item # Ita-74. *SOLD*

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1943-45 Campaign of Liberation medal

1943-45 Campaign of Liberation medal .Bronze, original ribbon. 32mm. Light wear. Item # Ita-75. *SOLD*

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American Victory in Italy 1944 medal.

American Victory in Italy 1944 medal. Bronze gilt, spotty darkening. Inscribed: Deliverer, American Armies. Soldier piercing the lion, swastika under the bayonette. High relief, shows light wear. Interesting medal. Original ribbon. 34.2mm. Item # Ita-76. *SOLD*

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Italian 1918 War Merit Cross
1918 War Merit Cross. Oxidized bronze. Private manufacture, marked "R" in relief. Typical suspension assembly. Original ribbon; few light pulls and pin holes - one side faded. Cross in good condition. Ref. Brambilla, page 582. Item # Ita-275 *SOLD*
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Italian WW1 Commemorative medal Monte Grappa/La Trincea
WW1 Commemorative medal for Monte Grappa's trench War. Some of the most intense fighting of the Italian Front occured on the mountain tops of Monte Grappa. Tens of thousands Italians, French, Austrians  and Germans were casualties of this campaign. Italians refer to it as the "Italy's Thermopylae". On a note of interest, Erwin Rommel was a First Lieutenant of the Wurttemberg Mountain Brigade taking part in the campaign. Great design with heads of eagles, flames above and upturned swords raising out of them. Inscribed: "Non Si Passa Passeremo Noi". Made in bronze by S.J. 30mm in diameter. Comes with old ribbon. Item # Ita-274  *SOLD*
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WWII Russian Front commemorative badge

WWII Russian Front commemorative badge. Offered to returning expeditionary forces; interestingly, had to be purchased by veterans from the maker. Die-cast in white metal. Fully marked reverse. Good details. Interesting piece. 43.5mm in diameter. Good condition; shows light wear and age. Item # Ita-78. *SOLD*

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1919 Fiume 'Expedition' commemorative medal

1919 Fiume 'Expedition' commemorative medal. Issued to all participants; 2,500 volunteers organized into paramilitary units crossed the border into Yugoslavia (then Austria) and seized the town of Fiume. The Allies had promised Italy this town back in 1915 if they joined their ranks. Italians took it themselves, marching into the city in 1919. Later it became part of Yugoslavia. Original, bronze medal (there are many recently made copies) and ribbon. Good detail. Unmarked (proper for this medal), designed by A.De Carolis. 39.2mm. Very good condition. Item # Ita-83. *SOLD*

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1933 Colonial Public Services, silver merit medal by Morbiducci

1933 Colonial Public Services, silver merit medal by Morbiducci. Silvered bronze. Original ribbon. Light wear. Good details to all. Attractive medal and rarely seen. 30.5mm in diameter. Item # Ita-85. *SOLD*

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Italian Oriental Africa labour award 1938

Italian Oriental Africa labour award 1938. First type (Brambilla # 740) by Affer. Original ribbon, silver plated bronze. High relief details. 32mm diameter. Light wear. Good condition. Hard to find. Item # Ita-87. *SOLD*

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1919 Medal for the Mothers (or widows) of the Fallen during WW1. Type "G.Prini - Sacchin

1919 Medal for the Mothers (or widows) of the Fallen during WW1. Type "G.Prini - Sacchini" (Brambilla # 588 type "B"). All original, bronze. Worn but good condition. 32.8mm. Interesting. Item # Ita-89. *SOLD*(55)

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Kingdom, Vittorio Emanuele II (1861 - 1878). Medal of merit

Kingdom, Vittorio Emanuele II (1861 - 1878). Medal of merit, large gold (silver gilt). Rarely offered for sale. Shows wear. Rome city mint mark to eyelet (somewhat vague but definitely there). Some damage to eyelet but medal is quite nice.37.5mm. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-91. *SOLD*

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WW1 commemorative medal. Issued by the city of Rome

WW1 commemorative medal. Issued by the city of Rome. Official type (Brambilla # 599, type 'A'). Original ribbon. Bronze medal by A. Apolloni, crowned 'Z'. Little wear. 30mm. Item # Ita-95. *SOLD*

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Italian Fascist Propaganda silvered medal. Late 1930's to early 1940's. Reverse inscribed: "Credere, Obbedire, Combattere!... Mussolini"
Propaganda silvered medal. Late 1930's to early 1940's. Reverse inscribed: "Credere, Obbedire, Combattere!... Mussolini" - this was popularly used slogan meaning 'believe- obey-fight' and was often used with GIL youth movement. Shows age, complete with ribbon (unsure if original). Good quality. ø 29.5mm. Item # Ita-313 *SOLD*
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March on Rome (1922) commemorative medal

March on Rome (1922) commemorative medal in bronze. Unnamed but of high quality with great details (unlike recent copies). Original period ribbon. Shows age. 35mm. Item # Ita-96. *SOLD* (58)

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Silver Merit medal. Original ribbon with date 1901 (hard to make out). Rome mint mark to eyelet. Nice example, hard to find in silver. Good condition, fine details. 30mm. Item # Ita-98. *SOLD*

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Bronze Merit medal, Umberto I (1878-1900)

Bronze Merit medal, Umberto I (1878-1900) issue. Good details, Rome mint mark to eyelet. Blackened bronze, original ribbon. 30.2mm. Spotty patina (green). Item # Ita-99. *SOLD*

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1925-26 Balilla (Italian Fascist Youth movement) 2nd grade medal

1925-26 Balilla (Italian Fascist Youth movement) 2nd grade medal. This is one of the earlier medals for Balilla as the organization was created by Mussolini in 1922. Shows much wear, original ribbon. Rarely seen type. 27.5mm dia. Item # Ita-107. *SOLD*

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WW1 commemorative medal for the 41st Artillery Regiment

WW1 commemorative medal for the 41st Artillery Regiment. Unit saw much action during battles of Trentino, Carso, Piave, Giudi-Carie and others. Medal presented to members of the regiment only. Some 37 Military Valour medals had been awarded to this regiment (14 silver and 23 bronze) during WW1. Medal in bronze, worn and with few edge bumps. Great design. Most interesting. 30mm. Old ribbon. Item # Ita-111. *SOLD*

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Italian State 50th Anniversary commemorative medal, 1848-1898

Italian State 50th Anniversary commemorative medal, 1848-1898. Obverse features images of Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele III (then Crown Prince). Reverse shows the eagle of the House of Savoy amongst the clouds. Silver-plated bronze, 29mm dia. Interesting and very attractive piece in great condition, complete with ribbon (unsure whether original). Item # Ita-113. *SOLD*

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Italy-Libyan campaign (1912-13) medal in silver, with 1913 service bar

Italy-Libyan campaign (1912-13) medal in silver, with 1913 service bar. First official issue by Regia Zecca (Royal Mint). Vittorio Emanuele III to obverse, laurel wreath and writing to reverse. Medal in very good condition. Designer's name to obverse: L. Giorgi. A few wear marks to reverse. Original ribbon, also in very good condition. (Ref. Brambilla, p. 555.) Item # Ita-115. *SOLD*

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RARE War in Libya commemorative medal

RARE War in Libya commemorative medal. Silver, rectangular medal by S. Johnson. Obverse depicts soldier bearing Italian flag against a local background, inscribed "Libia 1911-12". Full inscription to reverse. Highly unusual piece in excellent condition. Complete with original wrapping and pouch of issue marked "S. Johnson, Milano" (slight tear to top of pouch). Name (of recipient?) handwritten on pouch, difficult to decipher. Would make a excellent addition to a collection of Libyan campaign memorabilia. 24x34mm. Item Ita-118. *SOLD*

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1805 Napoleon Bonaparte Coronation as King of Italy Commemorative Medal

1805 Napoleon Bonaparte Coronation as King of Italy Commemorative Medal. Historically significant medallion featuring Napoleon's profile on obverse and the 'Iron Crown' of Italy to reverse with full inscription. The rarer Denon/Andrieu type. Silvered bronze (majority of the silver plating has worn off). Altered for wear with the addition of a suspension eye and breast ribbon (likely during War of Independence). Very good condition considering its age. Crisp detail. Thoroughly hallmarked. A wonderful piece. 41.3mm dia. Ref. Brambilla p.70 (type "A"). Item # Ita-119. *SOLD*

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G.I.L. (i.e., Italian Fascist Youth) decoration for leaders and commanders

G.I.L. (i.e., Italian Fascist Youth) decoration for leaders and commanders. Bronze gilt. Cut out badge by Boeri Roma. Blue enamel to ribband intact. Spotty tarnish to obverse. Original lictor (a.k.a. fascia - bundle of rods with protruding axe blade) device on original black ribbon. Good condition overall. Mounted on cardboard. Hard to find. 32.5 mm diameter. *SOLD* Item # Ita-121.

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"Armata del Po" medal, WWII

"Armata del Po" medal, WWII. Bronze. Wonderful kneeling archer design, with "Ad Arco Teso" inscription to obverse; horses and "Armata del Po" on reverse. Design by De Marchis, made by S. Johnson (marked). Well-struck with few spots. Tri-colour watermarked ribbon, appears to be of age. 30mm diameter. Item #Ita-126. *SOLD*

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Order of Saint George, Knight cross

Order of Saint George, Knight cross. This Order is international, but is based in Italy. It is one of the oldest Christian organizations with limited membership. Very attractive breast cross in silver gilt and fine translucent red enamels. Two-part construction. Fitted with proper ribbon. Appears to be more of recent vintage, circa 1950's. Unusually high quality for a relatively 'contemporary' piece. Aside from very light wear marks to reverse, I'd rate it as excellent conditon. Italian silver hallmark (925) to bottom of reverse. Hard to find award. 52.4mm wide. Item # Ita-129. *SOLD*

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Commemorative medal of 1918 Victory for members of National Legion "Sempre Pronti"

Commemorative medal of 1918 Victory for members of National Legion "Sempre Pronti" (Always Ready). Item # Ita-132. *SOLD*

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WWI Commemorative Medal for the Merchant Marine

WWI Commemorative Medal for the Merchant Marine. Made in bronze by S. Johnson (marked to bottom obverse), a rare maker for this medal. Medal in great condition, nice uniform patina. Original ribbon. Rarely seen on 'merchant marine' ribbon; not many such medals were awarded. Ref: Brambilla page 629. A must for serious collector. Item # Ita-133. *SOLD*

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Kingdom, 1926 Air Force Long Service medal. Issued for 10 years service

Kingdom, 1926 Air Force Long Service medal. Issued for 10 years service. Bronze. Design by G. Castiglione, very good quality striking by Stefano Johnson (well marked). Complete with original ribbon and small eagle device (nearly always missing from these medals). Some minor holes to ribbon. Overall excellent condition. Hard to find medal. Ref. Brambilla, page 668 (type "B"). Item # Ita-146. *SOLD*

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Aeronautical Valour silver medal, 1927-44 type

Aeronautical Valour silver medal, 1927-44 type. Good details. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-147. *Sold*

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Aeronautical Valour bronze medal, 1927-44 type

Aeronautical Valour bronze medal, 1927-44 type. Good details. Unmarked. Original ribbon. Item # Ita-148. *SOLD*

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War Merit Cross. 1918 type.

War Merit Cross. 1918 type. Blackened bronze. Early quality suspension assembly with flat ribbon hanger. Marked to bottom arm (beside hilt of the sword) with impressed "B". Marked crosses by private manufacture are hard to find (only the very first ones were made by the State Mint - 'Regia Zecca' and those are extremely rare). Shows age, no damage. Original ribbon with few pulls. Ref. Brambilla, page 582. Fine quality example. Item # Ita-153. *SOLD*

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War Merit Cross. 1918 type

War Merit Cross. 1918 type. Oxidized bronze. Private manufacture, marked "R" in relief. Typical suspension assembly. Original ribbon; one stain and few light pulls. Very good condition. Ref. Brambilla, page 582. Item # Ita-154. *SOLD*

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War Merit Cross. 1918 type, later issue

War Merit Cross. 1918 type, later issue. Light bronze. Unmarked, usual quality with thick wire ribbon hanger. Minor wear marks. Original ribbon with a few pin marks. Probably the most common in the series. Item # Ita-155. *SOLD*

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War Cross for Military Valour. 1922 type

War Cross for Military Valour. 1922 type. Bronze, with good quality suspension assembly with flat ribbon hanger. Complete with original ribbon and sword device for gallantry. Very good example. Ref. Brambilla, page 618. Item # Ita-156. *SOLD*

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Cross for Military Valour. 1941 type

Cross for Military Valour. 1941 type. Very nice 'textbook' early-WWII example. Blackened bronze. Inscription was changed (from 1918/23 types) to: "Croce Al Valor Militare". Shows light wear. Cross in very good condition. Original ribbon (darker blue than 1918 types) with sword device for gallantry in the battlefield. A few light pulls to ribbon. Hard to find type, if you collect WWII awards this should be of interest to you. Not as frequently awarded as crosses for the Great War. Ref. Brambilla, page 773. Item # Ita-157. *SOLD*

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Cross for Military Valour. 1943 type

Cross for Military Valour. 1943 type. Another fine example of WWII award, as issued (amongst others) to members of the Italian Expeditionary Forces in Russia. Very good quality striking by anonymous maker should please discerning collector (note crown details which are great). Wire ribbon hanger and flat suspension eye. Inscription (Valore Militare) along with ribbon colour differentiate this type from the previous one. Ref. Brambilla, page 805, type "B". Difficult type to find. Item # Ita-158. *SOLD*

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Cross for Military Valour. 1949 type, second variation with 'Valore Di Guerra' inscription. This type illustrates a major change in design: removal of Royal cypher/crown, replaced by "RI" (Repubblica Italiana). Blackened bronze, original ribbon. Excellent condition. Nice post-War example. Ref. Brambilla, page 845 type "C". Item #Ita-159. *SOLD*

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Cross for Military Valour. 1949 type

Cross for Military Valour. 1949 type, second variation with 'Valore Militare' inscription. Blackened bronze, original ribbon. Light wear, no damage. Nice post-War example. Ref. Brambilla, page 845 type "B". Item #Ita-160. *SOLD*

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War Cross of Merit. 1949 type

War Cross of Merit. 1949 type, third variation with 'Merito Di Guerra' inscription. This was the last and final design for this interesting award. Light bronze, quality suspension assembly. Original ribbon (note change from previous variation). Great condition. Item # Ita-161. *SOLD*

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Royal Yacht Club motorboat racing medal. Silver. Dynamic boating design to obverse. Reverse with yacht club ("RYC") flag in enamels. Maker marked to obverse: "F.P.M." Reverse fully hallmarked with '800' and Milan assay. On original ribbon. 32 mm. Item # Ita-162. *SOLD*

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Royal Yacht Club motorboat racing medal. Gold grade, silver gilt. Dynamic boating design to obverse. Reverse with yacht club ("RYC") flag in enamels. Maker marked to obverse: "F.P.M." Reverse fully hallmarked with '800' and Milan assay. On original ribbon. 32 mm. Item # Ita-163. *SOLD*

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Long Command Medal of Merit for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. 1935 type

Long Command Medal of Merit for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. 1935 type. "Silver" grade, for 15 years' service. Variation with rounded sword to reverse. Marked 'TB' (?) (under first 'A' on obverse). Shows wear. Ref. Brambilla, p. 705. On original ribbon (a few pulls). Item # Ita-165. *SOLD*

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Long Command Medal of Merit for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. 1935 type. "Gold" grade, i.e., bronze gilt, for 20 years' service. Shows slight wear. Variation with rounded sword to reverse. Marked 'TB' (?) (under first 'A' on obverse). Ref. Brambilla, p. 705. On original ribbon. Item # Ita-167. *SOLD*

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Public Security Long Command Medal of Merit. 1965 type

Public Security Long Command Medal of Merit. 1965 type. "Gold" grade, i.e., bronze gilt, for 20 years' service. Unmarked variation with smaller, higher relief design to obverse, "RI" shield on reverse. Ref. Brambilla, p. 888. On original ribbon. Item # Ita-174. *SOLD*

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Military Academy medal. Scuola Militare

Military Academy medal. Scuola Militare, Mak 100, 62 Corso. Bronze. 38 mm. Item # Ita-176. *SOLD*

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GIL badge of distinction. Early quality by S. Johnson, Milano. Silvered bronze. 39mm diameter. Very good condition. Item # Ita-177. *SOLD*

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GIL gym competition badge

GIL gym competition badge. A lot of attention was paid to physical education of the GIL. Silvered brass, thin die-struck badge by Loriolli Fratelli, Milano. 42mm x 35mm. Shows age and wear. Great design. Item # Ita-178. *SOLD*

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GIL badge of distinction

GIL badge of distinction. Late quality by Stab. Artistici, Fiorentini. Aluminum, official issue. Good condition, a few tarnished areas. 39mm diameter. Item # Ita-179. *SOLD*

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Opera Balilla gym competition badge

Opera Balilla gym competition badge. Thin die-struck construcion, silvered brass. Interesting design. Locking pin fastener, maker: FAS (Stab. Artistici, Fiorentini). 43x 32mm. Item # Ita-181. *SOLD*

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Opera Balilla Musketeers cap badge

Opera Balilla Musketeers cap badge. Better than usual quality; thick white metal, die-struck by Castellli Gerosa, Milano. Original fastening prongs replaced by locking vertical pin (old, period job). Badge lightly curved. 45mm x 33mm. Item # Ita-182. *SOLD*

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Opera Balilla badge of distinction. 'Se Avanzo Seguitemi' inscription is one of Mussollini's popular fascist slogans

Opera Balilla badge of distinction. 'Se Avanzo Seguitemi' inscription is one of Mussollini's popular fascist slogans (literally meaning 'If I advance, you shall follow'). Silvered metal badge, hallmarked on reverse by Royal Mint (Reggia Zecca). Some damage directly above Mussollini's head, due to obvious re-soldering of the pin. Otherwise good condition, toned with age. Hard to find - larger size. 39mm in diameter. Item # Ita-183. *SOLD*

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Opera Balilla badge of distinction

Opera Balilla badge of distinction. Silvered bronze by FM. Lorioli Castelli (full markings to reverse along with a 'reproduction prohibited' statement). Some darkening along the pin assembly but all original. Showing age and wear, but no damage. 37mm dia. Item # Ita-184. *SOLD*

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Opera Balilla, commemorative badge for the 7th annual (1935) Youth gathering at the Campo Dux

Opera Balilla, commemorative badge for the 7th annual (1935) Youth gathering at the Campo Dux stadium, in the 13th year ("A.XIII") of the Fascist era. These were held every year, starting in 1929. Example in hallmarked (800 and Milan) silver, obviously an expensive privately purchased badge. Vertical pin, great details and condition. 38mm in diameter. Item # Ita-185. *SOLD*

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PNF (National Fascist Party), women's membership pin

PNF (National Fascist Party), women's membership pin. Bronze with enamels. Unusual construction with fascia applied via two rivets. Maker-marked "S.A. Pagani, Milano." Vertical locking pin. 15.5 x 19 mm. Item # Ita-200. *SOLD*

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PNF (National Fascist Party), men's membership pin

PNF (National Fascist Party), men's membership pin. Bronze with applied fascia and enamel. Some darkening to right side. Maker-marked "F.M. Lorioli Castelli, Milano." Locking pin. 13 x 20 mm. Item # Ita-201. *SOLD*

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IV Corpo D'Armata WW1 commemorative medal
IV Corpo D'Armata WW1 commemorative medal. Attractive design, struck in bronze by S. Johnson. Ribbon appears to be original, display mounted. 32mm dia. Showing age, no damage. Uncommon medal. Item # Ita-202 *SOLD*
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7th Army WW1 commemorative medal

7th Army WW1 commemorative medal. Bronze by S.J. . Item # Ita-203 *SOLD*

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National Combattant Association, 20th anniversary of  (WW1) Victory. Medal in bronze by S.A. Pagani. Wonderful design, quality striking. Ribbon appears original, display mounted. 32mm dia. Worn but in great condition. Item # Ita-204  *SOLD*
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WW2 commemorative medal for members of the 2nd Army
WW2 commemorative medal for members of the 2nd Army. Unit fought in Yugoslavia, along Dalmatian Coast into Albania. Medal in silvered copper, original ribbon display mounted. Designed by AFFER, manufactured by F. Lorioli. Worn but very good condition. 35mm dia. Item # Ita-205  *SOLD*
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WW2, IX Corpo D'Armata commemorative medal
WW2, IX Corpo D'Armata commemorative medal. Unit took part in Yugoslavian campaign and was halted by the Greek Army. Beautifully designed and well struck. Unmarked. Contemporary ribbon. 32mm dia. Shows age, few dark spots. Item # Ita-206   *SOLD*
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1935 (Mussolini's calendar year XIV) Oriental Africa, medal
1935 (Mussolini's calendar year XIV) Oriental Africa, medal commemorating introduction of the Isotta Fraschini's Asso 750 R.C. engines in the CA111 aircraft. Factories of Isotta Fraschini in Milan was one of main engine suppliers for the Reggia Aeronautica and Italian Aviation services. Caproni Ca. 111 was utilized as a light transport plane for the African colonies. Only 149 were manufactured, some with float landing gear. Medal in bronze by S. Johnson. Great condition, proper replacement ribbon. 32.5mm dia. Item # Ita-207   *SOLD*
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Association of WW2 combattants commemorative medal Association of WW2 combattants commemorative medal. Superb design, unmarked. Gilded copper. Dates 1943-1945. Shows typical wear but no damage. Ribbon seem proper but short in length. 34mm dia. Hard to find medal. Item # Ita-208 *SOLD*
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