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Flea brooch in enamelled metal Golden Flame Carabinieri



These items are produced by very specific production canons dictated by the Ministry of Defense

Brooch in enameled metal

Measure 1.5 cm

The Arma dei Carabinieri is one of the four Armed Forces of the Italian Republic: born and remained in the rank of Weapon within the Italian Army, in 2000 it was elevated to the rank of Armed Force, with autonomous placement within the Ministry of Defense, as well as gendarmerie corps, also having police functions. The origins of the body date back to June 1814, from an idea of Vittorio Emanuele I of Savoy during a stay in Cagliari, and materialized on July 13 of that same year, once he returned to Turin, with the promulgation of the Royal Patents, at aiming to provide the Kingdom with a police force similar to that of the French Gendarmerie. Their first general was Giuseppe Thaon di Revel, called to hold the highest office of the carabinieri on 13 August of the same year of their creation. Their name derives from the weapon that each carabiniere was equipped with: the carbine.