Messina Earthquake Merit Medal, in Bronze

SKU: 02.GBR.0230.103.01

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  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    1908

History


The Messina Earthquake Merit Medal was issued by the King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III, in 1908. The Medal was awarded in Gold, Silver, and Bronze to foreign and national personnel in recognition of distinguished assistance, medical treatment, and other services provided to the victims of Messina during the aftermath of the Messina earthquake of December 28, 1908, which took the lives of a third of the population of Messina. A 40mm Medal was awarded to institutions and organizations while a 30-35mm Medal was awarded to personnel who participated in rescue operations. Approximately 300 Medals were awarded.

The Messina Earthquake Merit Medal is associated with the Messina Earthquake Commemoration Medal was also instituted by King Vittorio Emanuele III to reward Officers and men of the British Royal Navy and members of the Mercantile Marine for providing service in the relief operations of Messina following the tragic earthquake.

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  • Price

    $200 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: VITTORIO EMANUELE III RE D'ITALIA Rev: TERREMOTO 28 DICEMBRE 1908 IN CALABRIA E IN SICILIA

  • Size

    40mm

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    $200 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: VITTORIO EMANUELE III RE D'ITALIA Rev: TERREMOTO 28 DICEMBRE 1908 IN CALABRIA E IN SICILIA

  • Size

    30-35mm

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