• 200 Lire 1994, KM# 164, Italy, Italian Carabinieri, 180th Anniversary of Carabinieri
  • 200 Lire 1994, KM# 164, Italy, Italian Carabinieri, 180th Anniversary of Carabinieri
Description

The Carabinieri (Arm of Carabineers) is the national gendarmerie of Italy, policing both military and civilian populations. It originally was founded as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia. During the process of Italian unification, it was appointed the "First Force" of the new national military organization. Although the Carabinieri assisted in the suppression of opposition during the rule of Benito Mussolini, they also were responsible for his downfall and many units were disbanded by Nazi Germany, which resulted in large numbers of Carabinieri joining the Italian resistance movement. Since 2001, it has been one of the four Italian Armed Forces.

Obverse

A woman's head (an allegorical portrait) facing right, surrounded by the country name (Republic of Italy) written in Italian. Engraver's name below the dot.

Engraver: Mario Vallucci

REPVBBLICA ITALIANA ·
M.VALLUCCI

Reverse

Depicts the Carabinieri's emblem.

Motto: Nei Secoli Fedele (Faithful throughout the centuries).
RI: Italian Republic
R: Mint of Rome

Engraver: Luciano Zanelli

ARMA DEI CARABINIERI
R
RI
CLXXX
NEI SECOLI FEDELE
1814 ⋆ L.200 ⋆ 1994
ZANELLI MOD. GROSSI INC.

Edge

200 Lire

Italian Carabinieri
180th Anniversary of Carabinieri

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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (R)

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