ITALY War Merit Cross 1918


ITALY, War Merit Cross, no date (1918), Obverse: radiant star, Reverse: crowned VE III MERITO DI GVERRA, cross shaped, black bronze for widows and next of kin, e, 38mm, old ribbon without hanging device, XF

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The award was originally established by the Kingdom of Sardinia, was taken over by the unified Kingdom of Italy, then by successor governments, and is still being awarded today.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.