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ORDER OF THE CROWN OF ITALY KINGDOM Medal, IN GOLD, OFFICER, IN CASE, C. 1900 For Sale

ORDER OF THE CROWN OF ITALY KINGDOM Medal, IN GOLD, OFFICER, IN CASE, C. 1900


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ORDER OF THE CROWN OF ITALY KINGDOM Medal, IN GOLD, OFFICER, IN CASE, C. 1900:
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ORDER OF THE CROWN OF ITALY KINGDOM Medal IN GOLD, OFFICER IN CASE, C. 1900

Instituted in 1868. In 18K Gold with with red, white, blue, green and black enamels, weighing 7.7 grams, measuring 36 mm (w) x 38.8 mm (h) inclusive of its laterally-pierced ball suspension, intact enamels, large rosette on its original frayed ribbon, near mint. In its hardshelled case of issue, cypher ofKing Victor Emmanuel III(reign29 July 1900 until hisabdicationon 9 May 1946) on the lid, the inside and base lined in white satin, made by "RAVOLO & GARDINO BUCCESSORI D. GRAVANZOLA GIOIELLIERI ROMA"

raised platform with a deep white medal bed, soiling and wear evident on the exterior, case fine.

The Order of the Crown of Italy was founded as a national order in 1868 by King Vittorio Emanuele II, to commemorate the unification of Italy in 1861. It was awarded in five degrees for civilian and military merit. Compared with the older Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus (1572), the Order of the Crown of Italy was awarded more liberally and could be conferred on non-Catholics as well. Eventually, it became a requirement for a person to have already received the Order of the Crown of Italy in at least the same degree before receiving the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus. The order has been suppressed by law since the foundation of the Republic in 1946.



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