Italy: Decennale della Fondazione della Regia Aeronautica Italiana - Decennial of the Royal Italian Air Force 1932 Medallion, silver medal by the sculptor Publio Morbiducci. A spectacular piece. Very Rare.
Condition: edge slightly scored, otherwise Good Very Fine.
Provenance: ex Meister and Sonntag Auction 5 in Stuttgart, 19th September 2007, Lot 2255.
Silver medal by P. Morbiducci, obverse with Mussolini standing on podium accepting standard, reverse with squadron of aircraft flying left, 51mm in diameter.
The Italian air force became an independent service—the Regia Aeronautica—on 28th March 1923. Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime turned it into an impressive propaganda machine, with its aircraft, featuring the Italian flag colors across the full span of the undersides of the wings, making numerous record-breaking flights.