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Vatican Croix de Mentana w. inscription

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All, I just realized that there were an inscription on the reverse of a Mentana cross I have. 

As I read it it's "2230" and "1. DE I" or "1. DE L" - would anybody have an clue of what this stands for? Soldiers number and regiment, in case, which one?

/Lars

 

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I suspect  two of the letters  mean  de Infantrie. Very nice.

Paul

Or infantrie de ligne

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Hello Lars

Paul is correct as always, it means soldier No. 2230 of the 1st regiment de Ligne. Only 1st regiment has the inscription, as I have seen so far...

Best regards

Joseph

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Do any of our French specialists know if there is a roll of the 1st Infantry  at Mentana, would be nice to put a name to the cross.

Paul

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Hello Joseph and Paul, thank you both for your comments, as usual most helpful.

/Lars

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What is curious, I have seen only numbers from 2000 and 3000 range, none under 2000.

Has any of you gents pieces under No. 2000?

Regards

Joseph

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