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The heraldic emblems of the municipal banners

The heraldic emblems of the municipal banners are the most important part of a gonfalon. When creatinga municipal banner, the heraldic emblem must have certain characteristics, which are dictated by theItalian law art. N.5 of dpcm 28.01.2011. The The heraldic emblems of the municipal banners start from the central coat of arms or emblem, consisting of a shield. In the case of provinces and municipalities awarded the title of city, they must add also a crown placed above the shield itself. In addition to being an element of completeness of the emblem, the crown indicates the degree of membership in the Institution. This shield obligatorily adopted for the construction of the coats of arms of the bodies to which a formal provision is addressed is the one called “modern Samnite”. This is a rectangular shield with rounded lower corners. This shield must maintain a proportion of 7 modules in width by 9 modules in height.

Provinces: the crown, on the other hand, used for the Provinces is made up of a gold circle with smooth edges at the edges, enclosing two branches, one of laurel and one of oak, natural, coming out of the crown, decussed and falling back to the outside.

Municipalities: Municipalities awarded the title of city instead use a turreted crown, formed by a golden circle opened by eight pusterle (five visible) with two cordoned walls on the edges. It supports eight towers (five visible), joined by curtain walls, all in gold and walled in black. Municipalities, on the other hand, must use a crown formed by a circle opened by four pusterle (three visible), with two cordoned walls on the edges, supporting a wall, opened by sixteen doors (nine visible). Each is surmounted by a dovetail battlements, all silver and walled in black. Entities other than territorial ones can adorn their coat of arms with special crowns which the Honors and Heraldry Office takes care of the realization from time to time.