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Medal of the Royal National Target Shooting Society, Turin Section, ‘silver’ (Medaglia della Reale Società del Tiro a Segno Nazionale, Sezione di Torino, ‘argento’), by Stefano Johnson of Milan, miniature
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Medal of the Royal National Target Shooting Society, Turin Section, ‘silver’ (Medaglia della Reale Società del Tiro a Segno Nazionale, Sezione di Torino, ‘argento’), by Stefano Johnson of Milan, miniature
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Miniature circular silvered medal with laterally-pierced ball for ribbon suspension; the face with an eagle centrally, wings spread, perched on a rifle, a royal crown above, a target in the background, inscribed ‘TIRO A SEGNO / NAZIONALE’ above and ‘TORINO’ below; the reverse with a full-length kneeling female figure facing right, a rifle in her right hand, a target below right, a landscape beyond with ribbons inscribed ‘PRO’ ‘PATRIA’ ‘ET’ ‘REGE’ (For King and Country), maker’s mark ‘SJ’ for Stefano Johnson of Milan and signed with a monogram (‘ER’ ?); diameter 20.17mm (0.79 inch); on probably replaced plain green ribbon. The first Target Shooting Society in Italy was founded in Turin by King Carlo Alberto on 26 June 1837 as a sporting society but also with the aim of improving military skills. In 1863, in accordance with the Decree of 1 April 1861, it was transformed into a Royal Society on a national scale with local sections.

 
Medal of the Royal National Target Shooting Society, Turin Section, ‘silver’ (Medaglia della Reale Società del Tiro a Segno Nazionale, Sezione di Torino, ‘argento’), by Stefano Johnson of Milan, miniature
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Medal of the Royal National Target Shooting Society, Turin Section, ‘silver’ (Medaglia della Reale Società del Tiro a Segno Nazionale, Sezione di Torino, ‘argento’), by Stefano Johnson of Milan, miniature
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Medal of the Royal National Target Shooting Society, Turin Section, ‘silver’ (Medaglia della Reale Società del Tiro a Segno Nazionale, Sezione di Torino, ‘argento’), by Stefano Johnson of Milan, miniature
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Medal of the Royal National Target Shooting Society, Turin Section, ‘silver’ (Medaglia della Reale Società del Tiro a Segno Nazionale, Sezione di Torino, ‘argento’), by Stefano Johnson of Milan, miniature
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