Medal: Italy Scipione l'Africano 1937
In the 1930s Italy's Benito Mussolini had ambitions to invade North Africa. He produced a film called Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal as propaganda for this purpose. This bronze medal was given to participants in the film as a souvenir. The film was released in 1937.
Placing values on such a piece is not easy. The one in the picture comes from Militalian.com and is in superb condition. CoinQuest's estimate of value is $100 US dollars or thereabouts. The historical significance, the small mintage, and the excellent condition of Militalian's piece should bring the value to $100 levels, maybe more, probably not less.
CoinQuest thanks Militalian.com for use of its photo. It is an interesting item.
, Genre: Medals
Requested by: Roelf, Wed, 04-Mar-2015 10:33:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 05-Mar-2015 15:47:43 GMT
Requester description: 1925 Front - Looks like Roman/Greek soldiers - standing out more than 1mm
Back - Elephant with covered carriage on Front - ANNIBALE SCIPIONE
Back - CONSORZIO SCIPIONE AFRICANO RICORDO AL COLLABORATUM A.XVEF
Small print looks like E.RONTI (I don't have a magnifying glass with me)
Tags: medal italy scipione africano africa medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions italiana italians italian ditalia italiane italia itali african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine afrika africaanshe afrik afrikaansche afrique annibale consorzio ricordo collaboratum xvef ronti glass roman rome greek greece soldiers soldier standing stand 1 elephant carriage romana romanorum romen romanorvm roma greeks greco soldiered soldjer stands elephants people two column pillar person peoples peple persons piller pillars columns upright