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Italian WWII Battleship Conte di Cavour Launch Medal

This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $35.00
Item #25967

Original era manufacture. A 27mm bronze medal bearing the likeness of Italian Count Camillo Benso di Cavour on its obverse with a depiction of the Battleship Conte di Cavour on the reverse. Above the ship is the vessel's motto "Nessuno-Secondo" Second To None. She was a pre WWI ship which was rebuilt 1933-1937 into a more modern battleship and was sunk in shallow waters by a British aircraft torpedo in November of 1940. Scrapped in 1947.

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