The Visconti reptilian emblem revisited
July 2011

Just about a year ago (June 2010) I visited Milan with a friend. It was my first time in Italy and it was summer time so I was doubly curious to see this part of "old Europe". During a tour of the city I came across the Visconti emblem (see below) several times, adorning old buildings. On this emblem one sees a reptilian figure with a crown on its head clearly devouring a human. In other words the picture says: reptilian royalty devouring a human.

The first time I mentioned this figure of a reptilian devouring a human was on the Alfa Romeo logo which I posted on this page. The actual Visconti emblem shows the reptilian shape much clearly.


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