An Italian War Medal. The round bronze medal features the left facing helmeted profile of King Victor Emmanuel III. " GVERRA PER L'VNITA D'ITALIA 1915 1918 " The reverse features an upright figure of victory standing on shields held by two soldiers. " CONIATA 'NEL BRONZO NEMICO " is marked around it. A green white and red striped ribbon is attached to the medal with an integral suspension bar. A 1916 and 1917 bar is fitted to the ribbon.
Medals like this one were issued to members of the Italian forces who served during World War I. This medal was gifted to Taranaki Museum as part of a large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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