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Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Coat of Arms (Italy)

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image by Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

For a detailed image by Jaume Ollé (227 Kb's), click here.

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Description of the Arms

The seal of the ancient Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which included the whole continental southern Italy, and Sicily, until 1860, was also the seal of the house of Bourbons (of Naples). (The related flag is white with the seal in the center.)
Carmine Colacino, 18 March 1997

Here a description of the coat of arms (not heraldic):

by Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

This image shows the dexter part of the shield: parted, on the top the arms of Farnese (blue fleurs de lis on gold), Austria (red with a silver bar) and Burgundy Ancient (blue and gold bends; the red border omitted); on the bottom Austria, Burgundy ancient and Farnese. Over All the arms of Portugal.

by Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

This image shows the upper middle part of the shield, from left to right: Castilla, Leon and Granada (quartered 1 and 4 of Castilla, 2 and 3 of Leon, the point of Granada), Aragon (gold, four poles of red) and Sicily (quartered "in decusse" with the arms of Aragon and Sicily (black crowned eagle)).

by Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

This image shows the central and lower middle part of the shield. The central stripe: parted of Austria and Burgundy Modern (golden fleurs de lis on blue, a silver and red border). Over all of Bourbons (three golden fleur de lis on blue, red bordered). The lower part: quartered, the first cut of Burgundy Ancient and Flanders (black lion on gold); the second cut up of Brabant (golden lion on black) and Tyrol (red eagle on silver); the third of Anjou Sicily (golden fleurs de lis a red label on top); the fourth of Jerusalem (golden or red cross on silver flanked by other four small crosses).

by Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

This image shows the sinister part of the shield with the arms of Medici (gold, five red balls, a blue upper bigger one charged by three golden fleurs de lis).

by Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

This images show some details of the various collars which are present around the arms. The ones represented, were introduced after 1829.
Mario Fabretto, 29 March 1997

Concerning my detailed image (see here), I need a more detailed crown and as look really the collars (I based the ones pictures in the details give by Fabretto, but the composition seems to be not according the original flags). Also I need to know as were the two medals that were changed in 1829 (seems, according Fabretto, that the flag was in use from 1738 to 1829 with two different medals). Fabretto pictured two medals different from the ones I used in the draw (the left and the right ones), but  perhaps that the medals pictured by Fabrette were not the old medals, but they can be a mistake (the images show in the web as medals for the order of Knights, in total 5 medals, but if I'm not wrong, only three of the five Orders medals were used in the arms, the two remaining, or at less one, never were used.). As I assume that Fabretto made his draw from the files of Zigiotto, his information must be correct, but if the Zigiotto files were too small and Fabretto used the better images found in the web, then the mistake can be produced.
So, note that some detail in the crown or the collars composition, can be not exact.
Jaume Ollé, 23 April 2003