Italy, Kingdom. A Colonial Order of the Star of Italy, V Class Knight, c.1920

Item #EU19269



(Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia). Instituted in 1914. In silver gilt with red, white and green enamels, measuring 36.8 mm (w) x 34.2 mm (h), intact enamels, light contact, original ribbon, near extremely fine.


Footnote: The Colonial Order of the Star of Italy was founded as a colonial order of chivalry on June 18, 1914 by King Victor Emmanuel III, to reward soldiers deployed to the colony of Libya. The order had fallen into abeyance by 1943, when Allied forces conquered the colonies of Italian North Africa. It was awarded in five classes: I Class Knight Grand Cross, II Class Grand Officer, III Class Commander, IV Class Officer and V Class Knight.