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I would like to show 2 Valour Medals.

1.Al Valore Civile-citation:Severini Severino

                                        Stefanaconi Catanzaro

                                        8 Jimbre 1905

2.Al Valore Militare         Bosco Cappucio

                                       Marioni Ulisse

                                      10 Novembre 1915

In my opinion Al Valore Militare can be interesting  because of entereig Italy to WWI






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The date for the civil valour medal is 8 7mbre 1905 = 8 september 1905

Both are very good items

Edited by claudio2574

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Beautiful medals, thanks for sharing. I've always found the Medaglia Al Valore Militare to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing bravery medals.


Here is the citation for Marconi's Silver medal, which took place during the Fourth Battle of the Isonzo:


MARCONI Ulisse, da Magione (Perugia), soldato zappatore fanteria, n. 25771 matricola.

Primo fra tutti, si slanciava all'assalto delle trincee nemiche, trascinando con l'esempio i compagni. Non riuscito l'assalto, si porta sotto un fuoco micidiale di mitragliatrice e fucileria avversarie, per ben sei volte, fuori delle nostre trincee, a raccogliere i compagni feriti. - Bosco Cappuccio, 10 novembre 1915.

Which can be viewed here: http://decoratialvalormilitare.istitutonastroazzurro.org/docs/e-1915 vol_2/1915 vol_2_00000338.JPG

and here is my attempt at the translation:

Private Ulisse MARCONI, of Magione (province of Perugia), Pioneer Infantry, Regimental No. 25771.

First, by launching himself forward in the assault on enemy trenches, he led others of his company forward by his example. After the assault failed, he left our trenches under deadly machine-gun and rifle fire six times to collect his wounded comrades. Bosco Cappuccio, 10 November 1915.



Edited by SemperParatus

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Semper Paratus, many thanks for your information.

I add the next medal Ricordo.Of course, it is not a Valour Medal,but it is a Merit Medal.I like it,I think ,it is quite nice.




Edited by nickstrenk

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5 hours ago, new world said:

I love how they personalized the medal by engraving names of the soldiers and award dates.

That is why I keep the medal in my collection.The Americans and British also engraved the names or in the reverses or in the ridges.

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beautiful medals indeed.

It should be noted, that the "Al Valore Militare" and "Al Valore Civile" medals, with the exception of few cases, were officially engraved by the state mint, before actually being awarded. Collectors, in fact, are highly interested in the study of the various types of engravings, since many were the specialists in charge of naming the medals.

It is also worth to be mentioned that during WW1, a special tool was prepared at the mint, to compose and impress the naming on the medals for military valour, because of the high number of awards. Soon, this complicate tool demonstrated itself to be fragile and unfit to accomplish the job and was discarded. The medals named with this machine are uncommon to see, although some of them are known in collections.

All the best,


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