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Frosinone (Latium, Italy)

Cittá di Frosinone

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Frosinone, main town of Frosinone province, Latium. The coat of arms of the city of Frosinone originates from the coat of arms of the Dukes Cajetani. A monk of this family, Costantino Cajetani, in his notes about the life of Gelasius II, Pope in 1118/1119, wrote that Dukes Cajetani ruled – in the name of the Roman Church - Frosinone, main town of the Marittima et Campagna province and the lion on their coat of arms substituted the ancient one of the city, formed by two javelins. The history of the monk Cajetani is not very sure. Most ancient description of this coat of arm is in an araldic rule of XIII century collected in State Archive of Frosinone and at that time there was already the latin motto “Bellator Frusino” (=Frosinone the warrior) wrote by latin poet Silius Italicus in I century b.C. in his poem “Bellum Punicum” (Bellum Punicum, XII, 530). Most ancient rapresentation of this coat of arm is in a seal o 1588 where there was also the Keys of St. Peter but there wasn’t the motto. In another seal of 1685 motto appears again. Keys of St. Peter was substituted by the Imperial Eagle during napoleonic occupation, from 1809 to 1813 and then, definitevely, by a Crown at the fall of State of the Popes when the city was merged into Kingdom of Italy, in 1870.
Legislation:
"Art. 2. Stemma, gonfalone, titolo di città.
Il comune di Frosinone si fregia del titolo di città; ha proprio stemma e proprio gonfalone contraddistinti da un leone rampante color naturale con lingua color rosso uscente dalla bocca, fondo dello scudo color rosso, attraversato da una fascia trasversale color azzurro con la scritta "Bellator Frusino" in oro, corona e contorno dello scudo colore del bronzo, cinque gemme sulla fascia della corona."
Pierluigi Tamburrini, 14 August 2005


Coat of Arms


contributed by Pierluigi Tamburrini, 14 August 2005