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    Italian 4ª Divisione CC.NN. "3 gennaio" medal, opinion please

    Hi guys,
    I found this medal in box of coins during garage sale. I tried to find more infos on internet but I failed.
    All infos are welcome.
    Many thanks.
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    #2
    Hello OKW ...yes nice medalion/fob to one of the four Blackshirt divs that were sent out to North Africa , the 3rd Genniao was destroyed at the battle for Siddi Barrani by the British 8th army !
    its a key or watch chain fob , you do see them for sale , infact i was looking at one on a certain online auction site last week !...Semovente
    sigpicBetter a Lion for a Day..than a Sheep for a Hundred Years!

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      #3
      On the back, but not well legible, you can read the motto "Chi osa vince", "Who dares wins"
      Supporting the italian recovery mission in Kirov...

      http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=911775

      http://www.napv.it/missione-kirov/

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        #4
        Thank you so much for the infos.
        So it is not an award? Is it kind canteen stuff, like the german canteen rings?
        Best regards

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          #5
          Originally posted by okw44 View Post
          So it is not an award? Is it kind canteen stuff, like the german canteen rings?
          Best regards
          Correct.

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            #6
            Its brother, also destroyed early in the desert war....
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            Autopsy of a Battle, the War in Southern France: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZrhUoRdsAQ

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              #7
              bel distintivo catena Super meadal grazie per la condivisione!
              Ho in collezione la cartolina di "3 Gennaio" invidiò durante ww2 la guerra dall'Africa.
              Domani ho
              postare. Migliore
              Raff
              "six italians, dressed in rather unusual diving suits and equipped with materials of laughably little cost have swung the military balance of power in the Mediterranean in favour of the Axis".

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                #8
                Many thanks for the help.
                I am not collecting the italian stuff. How much is it worth in that condition?

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                  #9
                  Here are three of the four actual Divisional arm shìelds , that were worn on the Blackshirts jacket sleeves ! download (35).jpeg download (33).jpeg
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                  sigpicBetter a Lion for a Day..than a Sheep for a Hundred Years!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by okw44 View Post
                    Many thanks for the help.
                    I am not collecting the italian stuff. How much is it worth in that condition?
                    OKW...
                    One for sale on a certain internet auction site ...$135 buy it now ! s-l400.jpg
                    sigpicBetter a Lion for a Day..than a Sheep for a Hundred Years!

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                      #11
                      A bit less than 135$ in my opinion. If that price was low somebody would have bought it already! The unit is interesting and rather rare, as it was destroyed in North Africa, but these kinds of small medals don't reach big prices usually.
                      Supporting the italian recovery mission in Kirov...

                      http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=911775

                      http://www.napv.it/missione-kirov/

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                        #12
                        Thanks a lot for the help guys.

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