Armata degli Altipiani medal

I got only a few medals, mainly for budget reasons and because I am always afraid by the number of fake ones. This one is one of my favorite ones, and is named Armata degli Altipiani medal. This non-official decoration was given at the beginning of 1919 to the Italian, French and British officers who were involved in the Piave battle (15-24 June 1918) against Austro-Hungarian troops. The involved British troops were mainly from the 23rd (Northern) Division and 48th (South Midland) Divisions, on the Asiago plateau.

This medal has a 32mm diameter and represents the allegories of the three allied nations, protected by a shield with the year of the battle.

The medal front

The reverse shows the coats of arms of the three sountires (UK, Italy and France) and the following text: “Nella fede fratelli e nella vittoria – Armata Altipiani” (Brethern in Faith and Victory – Army of the Plateau).

The medal reverse


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