I2001.2 & & Medal for Military Valour in Silver (Italy)
Shield of arms of the House of Savoy, cross, the upper and lower vertical arms being longer than the horizontal, on an oval shield which is surmounted by a crown and enclosed by two sprigs of foliage. Positioned on either side of the piece text; wreath made from two semi-circular sprigs of laurel, tied together with ribbon at the base.
Reverse design: the space within the laurel wreath is usually inscribed with the recipient's name.
Suspender: ring, oval (integral oval loop positioned horizontally on topmost edge of piece).
Ribbon: blue (watered).
(Note: the presence of the initials 'F G' at the base of the obverse design.)
First World War period Italian Medal for Military Valour awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Nugent O'Connor, 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
History of award: instituted in 1833 in gold, silver and bronze, for gallantry in action
Reference: Dorling, H T (Captain) & Guille, L F: 1970: Ribbons and Medals: George Philip, London: p.226