A ‘passport’ issued by the Government of Italian Somalia, for travel to Mecca on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections
A copper medallion issued by the Government of Italian Somalia, for use as a passport for pilgrims going to Mecca. Each medallion had a number in which information about the pilgrim was registered. Pilgrims had to wear these throughout the journey, and hand it back to officials upon their return from Mecca.
Obverse: Governo della Somalia Italiana, around crest with shield bearing cross.
Reverse: Pelegrinaggio alla Mecca, around the number ‘138’.