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Italy Silver Commemorative Medal for the Earthquake in Sicily and Calabria 1908 by Giorgi Boxed

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Italy Silver Commemorative Medal for the Earthquake in Sicily and Calabria 1908 by Giorgi Boxed

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US$400.00


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ITALY: Silver commemorative medal for the 
Earthquake of 1908, in Sicily and Calabria. 
Official example, signed by L. Giorgi - this is
the example by the Royal Italian Mint.
With the 2nd type of ribbon (the ribbon
was amended in this form in 1910).
In its scarce box of issue with the Coat of
Arms of the Italian Kingdom on the lid.
The medal was instituted in 1910, by King 
Vittorio Emmanuele III and was awarded to 
those who had significant contribution to 
the relief effort following the Earthquake. 
The Calabrian-Sicilian Earthquake of 28 Dec. 
1908 claimed more than 100.000 fatalities and 
it is the deadliest of the European history.
The epicenter was in the Straits of Messina 
(between Sicily and the Italian peninsula). 
Following the earthquake, a tidal wave 
(tsunami) swept ashore and destroyed 90% 
of the buildings in the cities of Messina in 
Sicily and Reggio di Calabria on the mainland, 
as well as in many other towns and villages 
along the shores.

FULL SIZE

1908 - pre WW1 1914 1918

Item 100% original - ribbon, box original

Condition as on the photos
GREAT ADDITION TO EVERY COLLECTION!!!!!! 
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Product Code04484
ConditionUsed

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