Medaglia d’onore per le Madri di Famiglie numerose

Medal of honour for the Mothers of large Families

This medal is instituted by order N. 917 on the 22nd of May 1939 and awarded to mothers of large families with at least seven living children. For each additional child, a metal bow is attached on the ribbon. When the number of bows would surpass ten (17 children), the ribbon is worn without bows in a V shape. A version with a ring attachment also exists. This version is produced by Emilio Pagani and marked with 38MI.

Front: a mother with seven children, with the child at the right holding a Fasces. At the left the text: “UNIONE FASCISTA FAMIGLIE NUMEROSE” (Fascist Union of large Families).
Reverse: two large Fasces separated by a tree of life and the letter M of Benito Mussolini.
Ribbon: green with two blue stripes.

Sources:
Le Medaglie Ufficiali Militari e Civili del Regno d’Italia; Dimitri Bini; 2008


Medaglia d’onore per le Madri di Famiglie numerose

Medaglia d’onore per le Madri di Famiglie numerose
This example belonged to a mother of 14 children. The medal is produced by the Royal Mint.
On the right, under the right foot of the child holding the Fasces, the maker mark of the Royal Mint, a crowned Z, is visible.

Medaglia d’onore per le Madri di Famiglie numerose
The award came with the following envelop
Front: the crowned initials "RZ" standing for Regia Zecca: the Royal Mint. Printed on the bag is a number indicating the number of bows on the medal, in this case seven.
Reverse: blank

Diploma di Medaglia d’onore per le Madri di Famiglie numerose
Diploma di Medaglia d’onore per le Madri di Famiglie numerose
Diploma of the Medal of honour for the Mothers of large Families

UNIONE FASCISTA FAMIGLIE NUMEROSE

SEZIONE PROVINCIALE DI...
SI CONFERISCE IL PRESENTE DIPLOMA DI MEDAGLIA D’ONORE ISTITUITA CON LA LEGGE 22 MAGGIO 1939 – XVII N.917 ALLA MADRE DI FAMIGLIA NUMEROSA:
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IL PRESIDENTE DELLA SEZIONE
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ANNO...

HANNO DIRITTO ALL’IMPERO I POPOLI FECONDI QUELLI CHE HANNO L’ORGOGLIO E LA VOLONTA’ DI PROPAGARE LA LORO RAZZA

MEZZANA


Fascist Union of large Families

Provincial Section of…
grants this Diploma of the Medal of honour established with the law 22 may 1939 – XVII N.917 to the mother of the large family:

The president of the Section
...
Year…

Those having the right on an empire are the fertile nations, who have the pride and the desire to propagate their race

Mezzana