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Stemmi di comuni e province d'Italia
Italian Civic Heraldry

BOZEN/BOLZANO

Province : Trentino-Alto Adige
Additions : 1925
Gries

Origin/meaning:
The arms of Bozen were granted by Duke Leopold of Austria in 1381. Before that the city used a seal with a city gate and a bishop (probably the bishop of Trentino). The arms are probably based on the Austrian arms, being red-silver-red. The origin of the star is not known. Originally the star had six points, but during the Mussolini reign it was changed in 1931 to a five pointed star. In 1968 the old arms were restored.

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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