POST WW2 ITALIAN REPUBLIC ORDER OF MERIT CASED MEDAL SET KNIGHT GRADE PACCHIOTTI
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Offered is an original Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, knight grade, in case of issue.
60mm high gilt-edged white enamel Greek cross with gilt ball-tipped finials, an eagle with outstretched wings between each arm, on elaborate suspension in the form of a castellated wall with three towers, green, white and red ‘jewels’ at the base; the face with a five-pointed gilt star imposed centrally; the reverse identical; on original ribbon, with exact miniature medal & civilian buttonier rosette; in original fitted embossed case of issue by M. Pacchiolli of Turin.
The Order was founded on 3 March 1951 to be awarded to those who render notable service to the Italian Republic and is open equally to Italian and non-Italian citizens. A very good older example.
||15 × 10 × 2 cm