Messina

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MESSINA

Region : Sicilia
Province : Messina

Stemma di Messina
Official blazon
Italian

Scudo a testa di cavallo, di rosso alla croce d’oro, circondato da due tralci di vite al naturale fruttati d’oro, timbrato dalla corona di città.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 1, 1942.

Messina is one of the oldest towns in Italy, founded around the 11th century BC. The origin of the cross is not known. The colours may be the colours of Aragon, as the city belonged a long time to the Kingdom of Aragon (and Sicily).


Stemma di Messina

The arms in the Brioschi albums 1930s
Stemma di Messina/Arms (crest) of Messina

The arms on a Fassi trade card
Stemma di Messina

The arms in the Abadie albums
Stemma di Messina/Arms (crest) of Messina

The arms in the Continentale Verlags-Anstalt album, +/- 1910

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


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