Jump to content

Montenegro "simple" awards, Roma 1920's ?

Recommended Posts

Well the Christmas Uprising in Montenegro in 1919 was helped by Italy. Most of the rebels fled there after the uprising was crashed. These must be similar to Montenegro Order of Freedom from 1919...only way more collectible

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are several versions of this medal. The first two were created in 1876 (more or less) in Naples and Taranto. The first one has a blank back side, but the leaves, while the second has the word TARANTO.  Brambilla's book (first part, second edition) has the pictures and the description of both at page 418.

Later another similar medal was made, I don't know when and where, with the name of Giuseppe Garibaldi on the back.

The last one, as far as I know, is this one. Made in Naples with the same front side of the previous, the back has the years 1870-1920 and was made to celebrate the fifty years since the joining of Rome to Italy (20 sept 1870)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately I can't find any information on those medals. The only book I have that deals with Montenegrin decorations is Milan Jovićević's "Crnogorska odlikovanja" (Montenegrin decorations) and there's nothing on them there. 

Anyway I just wanted to thank you for sharing those rare pieces with us!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you ! 


May be gentlemen's from Italy can help - medal bar belong to COMANDANTE DEI POMPIERI DEL GENIO MILITARE A  TRIPOLI capitano GIOVANNI VITIELLO , born 1899 . 



OR medalsbar was belonged to father of Giovanni - Costantino Vitiello ? 

Seller not give me more information ... 

( I think on medalsbar was another first and second  awards ) 


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 11 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...