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Regio Esercito Shooting Medals [Italy]

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I've recently acquired two Italian Army (Regio Esercito) shooting competitions from the Kingdom of Italy period. I can infer some knowledge from the medals alone but can anyone help me pinpoint when they were issued? Also, are the ribbons correct? Can anyone tell me more about these?

 

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Italian Army Shooting Competition Medal for Officers in Bronze, King Umberto I issue (1878-1900).

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Obverse: Umberto I Re d'Italia (Umberto I, King of Italy). Speranza was the firm which acted as Royal Mint from 1870-1903

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Reverse: Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) Gara di Tiro Fra Ufficiali (Shooting Competition for Officers)

The design is a target with crossed rifles surrounded by a wreath of oak and olive and surmounted by the Savoy Eagle.

 

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Italian Army Shooting Competition Medal for Junior Ranks in Silver, King Vittorio Emmanuele III issue (1900-1946).

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Obverse: Vittorio Emmanuele III Re D'Italia (Vittorio Emmanuele III, King of Italy). The mark of the Zecca Regno or Royal Mint can be seen at bottom.

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Reverse: Gare fra Caporali e Soldati (Competition for Corporals and Privates)

The design is a target with crossed rifles surrounded by a wreath of oak and olive and surmounted by the Savoy Eagle.

 

 

 

 

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