Coat of arms

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A question came up about Livorno’s coat of arms. It is a crowned two tower fortress with a pennant saying “Fides” (faith).  I searched my archives and found that the crest had  sneaked its way into these photos. (For a clearer view, do an image search.) Above is the gate to Forte San Pietro with the fortress and the banner.

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The Palazzo del Governo with its long frieze showing the history of Livorno. Here is the coat of arms in a heavily cropped photo.

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An official comune moped used for office duty. Naturally with the crest on the splashboard!

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Speaking of crests, I stumbled upon the Swedish consulate, in the lovely old Venezia quarters!

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6 comments on “Coat of arms

  1. Anne Sundqvist says:

    Fabulous. These are going immediately to my sister!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. heraldofil says:

    Visst är det skojigt med stadsvapen!
    Fint att du omedvetet (?) fångat den lilla borgen med sin vimpel flera gånger.

  3. VP says:

    Fides‘ in this case translates better as trust in the Livornesi and also loyalty or fidelity to Florence…

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