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Medal of the National Fascist Party Youth Group (Medaglia dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla), 1926-1937 issue, miniature
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Medal of the National Fascist Party Youth Group (Medaglia dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla), 1926-1937 issue, miniature
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Miniature gilt medal with eyelet for ribbon suspension; the face with three half-length male figures standing in line, a javelin in their right hands, the leading figure with a discus in his left hand; the reverse with an arch of two upright fasces, a square symbol above with a fasces at the slope and the letters ‘ONB’ (for Opera Nazionale Balilla); diameter 20.3mm (0.8 inch); on original ribbon in the Italian national colours. The Opera Nazionale Balilla was created in 1926 for boys aged from 8 to 14 to inculcate Italian and particularly fascist ideals and to prepare youth for military service. In 1937 it was absorbed into the Gioventù Italiana del Littorio (G.I.L.) of the National Fascist Party.

 
Medal of the National Fascist Party Youth Group (Medaglia dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla), 1926-1937 issue, miniature
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Medal of the National Fascist Party Youth Group (Medaglia dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla), 1926-1937 issue, miniature
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Medal of the National Fascist Party Youth Group (Medaglia dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla), 1926-1937 issue, miniature
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