Squinzano

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SQUINZANO

Region : Puglia
Province : Lecce

Stemma di Squinzano

Official blazon

D’azzurro, al leone d’oro, linguato e allumato di rosso, rivoltato, rampante in sbarra a sinistra, in atto di slanciarsi verso il fianco dello scudo, la testa e le due zampe anteriori propinque a detto fianco, le due zampe posteriori sostenute dalla pianura di verde, esso leone accompagnato a destra da due alberi di verde, fustati al naturale, spostati a destra, nodriti nella pianura, l’albero attiguo al fianco dello scudo con la chioma parzialmente celata della chioma dell’altro albero.

Origin/meaning

The arms show an Roman eagle holding a shield, representing the Roman origins of the town (that seems to be named after its fundator, the roman soldier Titus Quintius Flamininus -> Ex Quintianus -> Squinzano). On the shield there is a lion coming out of a forest. The forest, as in various other civic arms of the area, represents Lecce (the town capital of the province), and the lion represents the courage of the people from Squinzano in freeing themselves, during the middle ages, from the feudal domain of Lecce, thus becoming an autonomous "comune".

Stemma di Squinzano

The arms in the Brioschi albums 1930s

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