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Title Helmet plate
Nationality Italian
Period c 1914-18
Price £30.00

This is perhaps a commemorative device, possibly indicating an award of some sort, which could have been placed on the Adrian helmet that the Italians wore in WW1. It was a direct copy of the French helmet. I think it is Italian because of the crown and the general design has a marked Italian feel.

It measures approximately 4 x 8 cms and has a gentle curve, clearly designed, in my opinion, to fit the front of a steel helmet.

There are two brass prongs on the reverse, one of which is slightly damaged.

By the way, as ever, please correct me if I am wrong about this badge.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : Italian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Arrived safely in the last hour. Well pleased, thanks for additional info.

J A, UK, 11.04.2013

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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