Italy - Kingdom of / Fascist / Italian Social Republic: Order of the Roman Eagle, 5th Class Knight Grade, Civil Division, bronze-gilt and enamels, lacking ribbon. Very Rare, only awarded between 1942 and 1944.
Condition: small test mark scratch to edge of one arm, enamel work good, Good Very Fine.
The Fascist Order of the Roman Eagle founded in 1942 with civil and military divisions, was abolished in Italy in 1944; although it continued to be awarded by Benito Mussolini in the short-lived Italian Social Republic until 1945. A self-styled order of the same name was founded by Romano Mussolini, fourth and youngest son of Benito Mussolini, in 1997