Repubblica Italiana. Medaglia con nastrino ‘Lunga Navigazione Aerea’ *Medal for Military Aeronautical Long Service ).
Circular bronze medal with integral bar for ribbon suspension; the face with a winged head facing right, eagles to either side, a five-pointed star above, clouds and a globe below, circumscribed ‘LUNGA NAVIGAZIONE AEREA’; the reverse inscribed ‘REPUBBLICA ITALIANA’, an eagle with wings spread perched on an oak branch above, a radiant five-pointed star beyond; slight surface wear; on original ribbon. The medal was instituted in 1953 to replace the award created in 1926 that bore the portrait of Vittorio Emanuele III and is awarded for long service in the air force.
Probably a 1970’s or 1980’s version.