Origin codes between 1905 and 1927

This is the table of origin codes for Italian plates between 1905 and 1927. As you see, numbers were used instead of letters and the provinces were sorted alphabetically. I made them in red as they were printed on the plates.

1 Alessandria 2 Ancona 3 L'Aquila 4 Arezzo
5 Ascoli Piceno 6 Avellino 7 Bari 8 Belluno
9 Benevento 10 Bergamo 11 Bologna 12 Brescia
13 Cagliari 14 Caltanissetta 15 Campobasso 16 Caserta
17 Catania 18 Catanzaro 19 Chieti 20 Como
21 Cosenza 22 Cremona 23 Cuneo 24 Ferrara
25 Firenze 26 Foggia 27 Forlì 28 Genova
29 Agrigento 30 Grosseto 31 Lecce 32 Livorno
33 Lucca 34 Macerata 35 Mantova 36 Massa Carrara
37 Messina 38 Milano 39 Modena 40 Napoli
41 Novara 42 Padova 43 Palermo 44 Parma
45 Pavia 46 Perugia 47 Pesaro 48 Piacenza
49 Pisa 50 Imperia 51 Potenza 52 Ravenna
53 Reggio Calabria 54 Reggio Emilia 55 Roma 56 Rovigo
57 Salerno 58 Sassari 59 Siena 60 Siracusa
61 Sondrio 62 Teramo 63 Torino 64 Trapani
65 Treviso 66 Udine 67 Venezia 68 Verona
69 Vicenza 70 Pola 71 La Spezia 72 Taranto
73 Trento 74 Trieste 75 Zara 76 Fiume

As you can see, Agrigento (29) and Imperia (50) are not in the correct position if you sort the names alphabetically. The reason is that those cities changed their name: in 1905 Agrigento was called Girgenti and Imperia was Porto Maurizio. This makes sensible their position on the table.

Provinces with number from 70 and up were introduced in 1923 (Fiume in 1924) and this is why they are not in alphabetical order.

I want to thank Guglielmo Evangelista very much for his help and corrections!




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