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Stemmi di comuni e province d'Italia
Italian Civic Heraldry

STERZING

Province : Trentino-Alto Adige-Südtirol

Origin/meaning:
The arms are historical, and have never been officially granted. The first time similar arms were used was in 1328, when King Henry, count of Tyrolia granted a seal with a similar image; the cripple is placed above the Tyrolian eagle. In 1524 the cripple was shown as a monk and placed in front of the eagle.

Literature : Prünster, H. : Die Wappen der Gemeinden Südtirols. Etschlandbücher, Veröffentlichungen des Landesverbandes für Heimatpflege in Südtirol, Band 7, Bozen (Bolzano), 1972.



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