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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

The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

I am more and more pleased with the sword, and am wondering whether to do an article on it...

M M, UK, 04.11.2005

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