The Colonial Order of the Star of Italy was a medal given to Italian service members who were stationed in Libya. It was established in 1914 and it enetered a state of abeyance in 1943 because of the loss of previously Axis-countrolled Libya.
The medal was divided into five different classes which were knight, officer, commander, grand officer, and knight grand cross. These classes could be seen on the ribbon and on the medal itself. The metal outline of the Colonial Order is made of gold while the inner areas are made mostly of white and red enamel. The maximum number of Orders given to people every year was set at 150 knight orders, 50 officer orders, 20 commander orders, 7 grand officer orders, and 4 grand cordon orders.