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Italian Fascist medals

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    Hi everyone,
    I share with you some fascist medals of my collection, among the most widespread and that could not miss in the medal count of 1919 squad members, or in that of the members of the MVSN (Voluntary Militia for National Security), better known as "Black Shirts" and it was worn by Benito Mussolini , until the simple MVSN soldiers.
    I hope are interesting for collectors of the kind, which remember that there are around many reproduction also good quality, particularly on n 2.

    greetings

    Roberto



    1) Medal "Marcia su Roma" official version, designed by sculptor "Eugenio Baroni" and produced by "FM Lorioli & Castelli-Milano".
    The ribbon colors are those of Rome City.
    It was coined made by Mussolini on the occasion of first Anniversary and distributed to all participants in this event that brought fascism to power in november 1, 1922.
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    2) Medal "Campagna Fascista" distributed to all who participated in the Fascist Campaign of 1919-1922.
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    3)Cross for 10 years of service in the MVSN.
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    4)Medal of Italo-Austrian War "Bronzo Nemico".
    This commemorative medal was distributed to WW1 veterans, was actually a military medal pre fascism, but was worn with pride by all MVSN members, mostly Army Veterans or "Arditi" (assault troops of WW1).
    On the one hand there is the face of Vittorio Emanuele II king of Italy, on the other the words "Coined in enemy bronze" because had been produced using bronze of cannons captured to Austrians.
    For each year of war was added a bar on ribbon.
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    Very nice medals, the 10 years service award is an interesting design!...
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    nice designs,I have some fascist silvers medallions.

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    Nice awards. Rich A. in Pa.
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    The "Honors Medal for Numerous Family Mother", was given to the mothers of at least seven sons, living or fallen at War; on the ribbon she had a bow for each son.
    It was worn on the left side of the chest during: national holidays and public events.
    It was coined in laboratories of the Italian State (Zecca dello Stato).

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    Default Medaglia Pioniere dell'Aeronautica

    The "Aviation Pioneer Medal", was assigned to all those who contributed to the development of Aviation, for example: experimental aircraft Pilots or WW1 Veteran Pilots.

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    Interesting and varied collection, are these easy to come across?
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    Quote by paulp4180 View Post
    Interesting and varied collection, are these easy to come across?
    Thank you, Paulp
    here in Italy, you can still find it quite easily, but those in beautiful patina and with the original ribbon begin to decrease, even their price has increased considerably compared to a few years ago.

    Regards
    Roberto

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    Quote by OldSteel View Post
    Thank you, Paulp
    here in Italy, you can still find it quite easily, but those in beautiful patina and with the original ribbon begin to decrease, even their price has increased considerably compared to a few years ago.

    Regards
    Roberto
    Sorry for asking but what italian military sites would you recomend?
    Thanks in advance

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    Hello Roberto,
    Nice awards you have there ! Thanks for the pics.

    Regards
    Antoine

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