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Any idea of age of this Italian case?

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Any idea of age of this Italian case?

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Hi all

I found a shell case yesterday which I understand is manufactured by Società Metallurgica Italiana, Campo Tizzoro, Italy.

It was in the sea, approximately 2-3 feet deep and under 6-8 inches of pebbly sand. It was found with an Equinox 600 in modified Beach 1 settings.

I'm unsure of it's age, but would hazard a guess that it is post-WW2?

Also, if someone could confirm the calibre or meaning of the other headstamp details it would be appreciated.
Shell1.jpg
Shell2.jpg
The coast itself was used for military gun boat exercises up until the 1980's and I have found mainly smaller shell cases (100's) along with mortar debris, but no other case of this calibre.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Alan
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