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eMedals-Italy, Kingdom. An Order of the Crown of Italy, Miniature with Rosette, c.1940

Item: EU17432

Italy, Kingdom. An Order of the Crown of Italy, Miniature with Rosette, c.1940

Sale Date: September 12, 2019 Hammer Price

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Italy, Kingdom. An Order of the Crown of Italy, Miniature with Rosette, c.1940

(Ordine della Corona d'Italia). Instituted in 1868. In bronze gilt with blue, white, red and green enamels, measuring 16.7 mm in diameter, maker marked "MORZSÁNYI BUDAPEST" on the button hole attachment, crazing evident in the white enamels on the arm at 12 o'clock, otherwise the enamels are intact, accompanied by its rosette in red and white embroidery, measuring 8.5 mm in diameter, on a black metal button hole attachment. Near extremely fine.

 

Footnote: 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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