Avigliano Basilicata Italy Coat of Arms

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Avigliano Basilicata Italy Coat of Arms

Postby EMTLP » 31 Aug 2013, 17:34

Can anyone tell me where I can get clip art online of the Avigliano Coat of Arms and a brief explanation of what the symbols represent. The only online image I have been able to find is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stemma_Avigliano.gif Thanks, Eileen
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Re: Avigliano Basilicata Italy Coat of Arms

Postby pink67 » 31 Aug 2013, 17:49

A better image and a little explanation here:

http://www.araldicacivica.it/stemmi/com ... e/?id=2760

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Re: Avigliano Basilicata Italy Coat of Arms

Postby EMTLP » 31 Aug 2013, 18:16

Thank you for your quick reply.The image is much better. If only I spoke Italian . . .
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Re: Avigliano Basilicata Italy Coat of Arms

Postby PippoM » 02 Sep 2013, 09:40

If you are interested in the meaning of this: "Albero di avellana impiantato su quattro monti, due leoni rampanti ai piedi", I try to translate, even if heraldry language is not the same as common language...
"Hazelnut tree over four mountains (I don't see the "mountains", so maybe the word "monti" has a special meaning in coats of arms...); two rampant lions below"
"Avellana" is an old name for hazelnut tree (scientific name "Corylus avellana"); hence probably the name of town "Avigliano"?
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Re: Avigliano Basilicata Italy Coat of Arms

Postby EMTLP » 02 Sep 2013, 23:10

Thank You.
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