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Medal commemorating Captain Faa di Bruno and the sinking of the Re d'Italia

MEC0277
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Collection Coins and medals, Commemorative medals
User collections Moustaches by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Bruno, Emilio Faa difl
Maker: Pieroni, A.
EventsRe d'Italia, sinking of the, 1866
VesselsRe d'Italia, fl.1866 (Italian)

Object details:

Object ID MEC0277
Description Medal commemorating Captain Emilio Faa di Bruno and the sinking of the Re d'Italia, 1866. Obverse: Head of Captain Faa di Bruno (left), whiskers and moustache. Legend: 'EMILIO FAA DI BRUNO.' Reverse: Within a band, port broadside view of the battleship Re d'Italia sinking by the stern, flags flying. Legend: 'NELLE AQUE DI LISSA STRENUAMENTE PUGNANDO EBBE INVIDIABILE TOMBA . MDCCCLXVI.' (Fighting strenuously he found an enviable grave in the waters of Lissa.)
Date made 1866

Artist/Maker Pieroni, A.
Place made Italy
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bronze
Measurements Overall: 51 mm
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  • Medal commemorating Captain Faa di Bruno and the sinking of the Re d'Italia (MEC0277)
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