Mantova

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MANTOVA

Region : Lombardia
Province : Mantova

Stemma di Mantova/Arms (crest) of Mantova
Official blazon
Italian D’argento alla croce piena di rosso accantonata alla destra del capo della testa di Virgilio al naturale posta di fronte, attorcigliata di un serto di alloro, con ornamenti esteriori da città.
English Argent a cross entire gules in the dexter canton the bust of Virgil affronty proper crowned with a laurel wreath; ensigned with a mural crown befitting a city.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 26, 1941.

Publius Vergilius Maro (the poet Virgil) was born in Andes near Mantua 15 Oct BC 70, according to later Roman commentators. The cross has been used a symbol for the city since medieval times. To distinguish the arms from other arms with a singe red cross, the bust was added.

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Literature: : Image from http://www.araldicacivica.it


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