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Order of the Crown of Italy, 5th Class/Knight

Object Name: Badge
Date: 1868-1930
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Medium: Gold, enamel; leather, cardboard, textile
Dimensions: Overall (badge): 1 3/4 × 1 5/16 in. (4.4 × 3.3 cm) Overall (case): 3 3/4 × 2 1/2 × 2 3/4 in. (9.5 × 6.4 × 7 cm)
Place made: Europe, Italy, Rome
Description: Badge in case. Order of the crown, Italy. White enamel cross with gold double figure eights in the interstices. The obverse consists of a central medallion with a gold crown on a blue ground. The reverse shows a black eagle on a gold ground.
Object Number: 880
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Marks: typewritten: on label in case: ITALY: ORDER OF THE CROWN, BADGE OF THE FIFTH CLASS stamped: on interior of case: FILLI BORANI DCO. GRAVANZOLA E CO. SUCCESSORI/VIA DEL CORSO 338/ROMA

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The Order of the Crown of Italy was established by King Victor Emmanuel II in 1868. The order has five classes. It was no longer conferred after the death of King Umberto II in 1983.