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Translation / Melioribus Utere Fatis

Posted by Suzi Riddle on August 10, 2001

I have a small silver bell from Capri circa 1944 with the inscription "Melioribus utere fatis" on one side. It resembles other such bells purchased by soldiers of W.W.II while on R&R in Capri from the San Michele chapel. St. Michael, known as the Warrior Angel is said to be the patron saint of those who defend the rightous, hence he was a popular saint with soldiers.
On the reverse of this partictular bell it reads "La Campanina Di Capri."
Any help will be appreciated, Suzi