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After the Italo-Turkish War (1911–1912), Italy turned three Libyan regions (Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan) into colonies. From 1912, the three were jointly known as Italian North Africa. From 1927, the territory was split into two colonies, Italian Cyrenaica and Italian Tripolitania. From 1934, the parts were united again and named Libya. From 1943 to 1951, Libya was under Allied occupation. Italy relinquished its claims to Libya by the 1947 peace treaty with the Allies. In 1951, Libya became independent.

Rhodes was taken from the Ottoman empire by Italian troops in 1912. Turkey ceded the island in the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. It then became the core of the Italian possession of the Isole Italiane dell'Egeo. When Italy surrendered to the Allies in 1943, the British made a failed attempt to control Rhodes and the Dodecanese archipelago. It resulted in a nazi occupation of the islands. In 1945 the nazi army surrendered Rhodes as well as the Dodecanese to the British, who soon after obtained the islands as a military protectorate. In 1947, Rhodes, together with the other islands of the Dodecanese, was united with Greece.

Except for the Vatican tokens, the tokens on this page were not for insertion into public telephones but receipts for payment to the post office telephone window prior to the call.

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Libya Telephone Tokens
TLT1.jpg
Filename TLT1
Side 1 •GOVERNO• DELLA TRIPOLITANIA
Side 2 •GETTONE• PER TELEFONO
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24.5
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source Groenendijk
TLL1.jpg
Filename TLL1
Side 1 • GOVERNO • DELLA LIBIA
Side 2 • GETTONE • PER TELEFONO
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24.5
Weight (grams)
Notes © Ciro Marta
Source Groenendijk
Rhodes Telephone Tokens
File:TRI1.jpg
Filename TLT1
Side 1 •POSSEDIMENTI• EGEO RODI
Side 2 •GETTONE• PER TELEFONO
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 24
Weight (grams) 6.2
Notes
Source Groenendijk

The Vatican Telephone Service was established in 1930. From 2002, it is supervised by the Vatican Governorates' Department of Telecommunication

Vatican Telephone Tokens
File:TVA1.jpg
Filename TVA1
Side 1 S.C.V. (Sede Città del Vaticano) between grooves
Side 2 S.C.V. (Sede Città del Vaticano) between grooves
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 22
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source Groenendijk
TVA2.jpg
Filename TVA2
Side 1 S.C.V. (Sede Città del Vaticano) below groove
Side 2 Telephone below groove
Manufacture Bronze
Size (mm) 24.5
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source Groenendijk