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The gonfanon (gonfalone) of Bari province (Apulia, Italy) is
The gonfanon has a blue border adorned by gold leaves, olive on the left and vine on the right. There are three slips, fringed gold, the central and longest one of which is white of the field and said field bears the provincial arms within a golden cartouche. Above the shield is placed a (certain) crown with sprigs of laurel and oak issuing from it; above crown and shield is the legend PROVINCIA DI BARI in gold letters. Slung away but still visible is the cravat in the national colours, at the gonfanons top. Also at each side there is a gold cord with tassel.
Blazons of both arms and gonfanon are found (in Italian) at <www.comuni-italiani.it>:
- Oval shield divided per saltire silver and azure, an upright crozier or over all; a lictor's crown (corona littoria) crossed by two branches of oak and laurel tied with a tricolour ribbon.
- The banner is white with the provincial arms in the centre and blue borders with gold embroidery of olive branches and shoots of grapefruit (really?).
- Granted by royal decree on 27 August 1938.
Jan Mertens, 8 September 2009
The term "corona littoria" ("lictor's
crown") is only used on the descriptions of arms of the
province of Bari (Regio Decreto del 27 agosto 1938).
At least in the Internet neither "lictor's crown" nor "corona littoria" are not found beyond the description of the coat of arms of the province of Bari.
The other descriptions of coat of arms either don't mention the crown, or they have a different crown (like the marchial crown on the province of Avellino), or they use some variations of the wording as in the official decree.
I have also seen the term "gem's crown" (corona gemmata) to refer to this type of crown. E.g in the description for the province of Udine at <www.comuni-italiani.it>.
Dirk Schoenberger, 9 and 10 September 2009
image from <www.comuni-italiani.it>