F.M Lorioli Milan/Rome, 39mm x 53mm, silver plated brass, 1945-46
Rare Polish badge of the 14th Wielkopolska Engineers Company. Badge in the form of an eagle sitting on a bridge element. Reverse with a visible die stamp. In the middle a threaded post with a nut screw back with the maker “F.M Lorioli, Milano & Roma”
Beret badge of the 14th Wielkopolska Engineers Company introduced in June 1945, designed by Tadeusz Jarzmowski.
Rare original badge which has been heavily copied. Most examples seen in recent years on the market are fakes. This is a rare genuine example from the period.
Badge belonged to Bernard Skwierawski (born in 1921).