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Medal of Honour for Italian Volunteers of the War of 1915-1918 (Distinivo d’Onore per gli ex Irredenti Italiani Volontari di Guerra, 1915-1918), miniature
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Medal of Honour for Italian Volunteers of the War of 1915-1918 (Distinivo d’Onore per gli ex Irredenti Italiani Volontari di Guerra, 1915-1918), miniature
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Miniature circular bronze medal with integral ribbon bar; the face with a laurel-crowned female head facing right with castellated crown, circumscribed ‘PER L’ITALIA’ (for Italy); the reverse with the full length figure of a warrior, a shield in his left hand, his right arm outstretched holding a sword, a female figure beyond, clutching his arm, circumscribed ‘VOLONTARI DI GUERRA MXMXV-MCMXVIII’ (Volunteers of the War 1915-1918); diameter 17.98mm (0.71 inch); on original ribbon. The medal was instituted by Royal Decree 1626 on 16 October 1921 for those who volunteered for service in World War I which was regarded by many in Italy as the final phase of the Risorgimento (the unification of Italy) begun in 1848.

 
Medal of Honour for Italian Volunteers of the War of 1915-1918 (Distinivo d’Onore per gli ex Irredenti Italiani Volontari di Guerra, 1915-1918), miniature
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Medal of Honour for Italian Volunteers of the War of 1915-1918 (Distinivo d’Onore per gli ex Irredenti Italiani Volontari di Guerra, 1915-1918), miniature
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Medal of Honour for Italian Volunteers of the War of 1915-1918 (Distinivo d’Onore per gli ex Irredenti Italiani Volontari di Guerra, 1915-1918), miniature
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