Italy - sharpshooters - Medal - 1936

Description
Italy - sharpshooters - Medal - 1936
Original - Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated) - Excellent condition

The first one is a medal minted in 1936 to celebrate the first centenary of the Bersaglieri corps.

Famous for their "running march", the Bersaglieri were trained to be the quickest assault corps.

The obverse features the inscription “I Centenario dei Bersaglieri” and the acronym of the Bersaglieri National Association (ANB). The obverse also features the famous insignia consisting of the famous flame, two hunter horns and two intertwined rifles.
The reverse features the portrait of the founder and the Duce.


The second one is a brooch from 1932 for the fundraising called “Day of the Two Crosses”

The Italian bourgeoisie loved to show these pins, which were every year different, given in exchange for donations.

This brooch depicts a gladius surmounted by a Roman eagle, the inscription II Imp, that is second year of the empire, and two enamelled crosses.

Lot details
Type
Medal
Country of Origin
Italy
Army Unit
sharpshooters
Year of Manufacture
1936
Material
Bronze (gilt/silvered/patinated)
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Excellent condition
Dimensions
30×35×2 mm
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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