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Old 04-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to recognize the Africa medal

Hi guys, here something I think helpful for our collectors community.
In my researches I've identified all the different patterns of the Italo-German medal for the african campaign.

I've worked on some pictures to facilitate the understanding of the different types, highlighting the characteristic points of each.
Here a small summary of what I think important to recognize these medals.


First characteristic to see: the maker mark (LORIOLI MILANO):
- type 2, 3 and 4 have it on the left side;
- type 1 and 5 on right;
- type 6 don't has it.

Second characteristic: the artist's name (DE MARCHIS):
- Type 1 is in relief (short writing);
- type 2 is in relief (long writing);
- type 3 is in relief (long writing);
- type 4 is engraved;
- type 5 is in relief with the "short M";
- type 6 don't has it.

Third characteristic: the upper part of the "ara" (altar) on top of the Arch of Fileni.

Fourth characteristic: the Savoy node.


Type 1: LORIOLI
Made from Lorioli (Milan)
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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Type 2
Made from LORIOLI.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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Type 3
Made from LORIOLI.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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Type 4
Made from LORIOLI.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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Type 5: SOUVAL
Made from Rudolf Souval (Wien).
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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Thank you very much, Antonio. This is very helpful.

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Antonio this is very helpful research thank you for taking the time to do this thread i think it should be pinned
 

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Antonio,
Well done. This will be of considerable help to the collecting community.

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Hi Antonio!

Many thanks for Your helpful work!!!

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #10
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Excellent presentation! Thanks, Antonio!

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Good thread! Thanks, Antonio!

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Antonio,
fantastic work,great help to collectors
Now I can recognize my medals..
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Thank you for imparting your excellent knowledge Antonio

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Great research and explanation, thank you Antonio!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #15
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Antonio

A very useful thread. Thank you!

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