Commemorative Medal for the Italian-German North African Campaign, in Bronze (stamped "DE MARCHIS LORIOLI MILANO")

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SKU: 02.ITA.0326.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

  • Bronze Medal (stamped "DE MARCHIS LORIOLI MILANO") Obverse
  • Bronze Medal (stamped "DE MARCHIS LORIOLI MILANO") Obverse
  • Bronze Medal (stamped "DE MARCHIS LORIOLI MILANO") Reverse
  • Bronze Medal (stamped "DE MARCHIS LORIOLI MILANO") Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Italy
  • Makers
    Fratelli Lorioli, Milan
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: CAMPAGNA ITALO-TEDESCA IN AFRICA ITALIENISCH-DEUTSCHER FELDZUG IN AFRIKA
  • Size
    31mm

History


This Medal was conferred upon the Italian and Germany military personnel who had rendered service during the North Africa Campaign from 1940-1943, but the Medal was never officially recognized by the Italian government.

The Medal was engraved by Robert De Marchis, and his name is stamped on the medal "DE MARCHIS."

There are post-war examples of this Medal, wherein the swastika and the fasces on the obverse medallion have been removed.

The medals were initially composed of pure Bronze, but due to the shortage of metals during the later period of World War II there are many examples of medals composed of war materials, such as Zinc.

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