In which I’m given some answers

Thanks to Miky (*)  who writes a most interesting blog, we now know what this stemma I saw in Pistoia represents. 


The pig/swine is the attribute of the Cancellieri family, who once figured in the political life of Tuscany. This particular depiction can be found on the facade of the palace that bears their name.

If heraldry is of interest to you, follow this link and run the Italian through a translator.  Cancellieri

(*) Miky blogs at  She is trying to find some information about the other image shown on my post  frustration That’s over and above the call of duty, I reckon!



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31 responses to “In which I’m given some answers

  1. Fascinating! This is quite possibly one of the ugliest coat of arms I’ve ever seen anywhere 🙂

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  2. Ciao, as promised some more info I found about this cots of arms on my new post right now!

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  3. Very interesting!!!

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  4. I love your photos and the history and info you teach us!
    How are you doing?!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  5. Wowza one would hate to wake up in the morning with this fella staring you in the eye!

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  6. è molto emozionante sentire che ami approfondire ricerche sulla mia amatissima Toscana, come ben saprai è ricca di talmente tante nozioni da far girare la testa! anche io non mi stanco mai di cercare, domandare, imparare! e sono sempre bellssiiìme cose!
    grazie mia cara! appana il tempo me lo concede tornerò a curiosare nel tuo splendido blog
    Annalisa Ventisqueras

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  7. Dear Yvonne, thanks for your mention about the Cancellieri ‘s family cots of arms 😍I walked around Pistoia looking for the other one with the monkey but cannot find it!!😁😁So sorry but…during my walks I found out many others that I want to share with you & your followers 😉👍


    • Thank you for taking the time to look for the mystery monkey. Will you put the others on your blog? Then, I can link to the post for my readers to see what you found.

      Buona notte da Australia, Miky.

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      • I am still looking for it!!!😂😂😂but I am prepearing a new post with some of my picts & some from the book I have on the Pistoia’s familes cots of arms , as soon as I post it you will be the first to know 👍💋😍

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    • I just looked through the photos again, Miky, and the one with the monkey was taken about 1 to 1and 1/2 minutes before the Cancellieri stemma. So, it’s somewhere nearby!


  8. Learning new – is food for brains. Thank You. Happy weekend.

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  9. Liz

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve learnt something new today. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Rachel Marie

    Very interesting albeit super creepy looking 😀 I wonder how the noble families decided on which animal should represent them.


    • It surely is a tad ceepy. I’ve looked at some of the online sites and there are thousands of family crests, just in Italy.

      Sometimes, the animal is the Italian word for their family name. Then, you wonder which cam first!

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  11. Good to find out what it means. I guess the great thing about blogging is there’s always likely to be someone out there who knows the answer to just about any question. 🙂

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  12. Here is the enigm solved ! 🙂
    Thanks Yvonne for the link . I like much this site and the latest post about a meal in Sardinia. .I had a Xanga friend until recently who is born in Sardnia .
    All of those counties and islands around the Mediterranean Sea have a rich and ancient culture , of course/
    Love ❤

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    • I was so pleased to be put in touch with this gracious lady who lives in Pistoia. Michel. I hope I can meet her one day and thank her with an espresso and cake, or an aperitivo.


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