SMGP-1237 Medal for the African Campaigns (incorrect ribbon)


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This is actually a tough medal to find.

Bronze circular medal with bar for ribbon suspension; the face with a head and shoulders portrait of King Umberto I facing right, crowned and in military uniform; the reverse inscribed “CAMPAGNE D’AFRICA? encircled by a laurel wreath; slight surface scratches; The Ribbon is not correct. The medal was created by Royal Decree 463 on 3 November 1894 and awarded to military who served during the first Italian attempts at colonial expansion in the Horn of Africa from 1887 to 1896, resulting in the establishment of colonies in Italian Somaliland and Eritrea but defeat in attempts to take control of Ethiopia.

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