Ancona (province)

ANCONA

Region : Marche (region)

Arms (crest) of Ancona (province)
Official blazon
Italian


Origin/meaning

The arms are canting for the old Greek name of the area, Ankòn, which meand a bend arm. The name is based on the shape of the local coastline, where the Greeks founded the city of present Ancona. The arm already appeared on a local coin from the 4th century BC.

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