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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 knot has arrived safely and it looks great thank you.

J G, New Zealand, 06.02.2012

Bayonets arrived safe today. Nice bayonets. Thanks for the good and fast delivery.

M G, Germany, 19.09.2007

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