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Sant'Antonio commune (Ticino canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Sant'Antonio]
by Pascal Gross

Per pale Azure St. Anthony stantant clead as a Monk haloed Or holding a staff and a book argent and behind him a Pig proper and Gules a Snake Argent.

Željko Heimer, 16 January 2003

This is Sant'Antonio Abate who appears on the flag of Sant'Antonio. Saint Anthony is the protector of animals, also known as 'Saint Anthony of the pig' due to the classical iconography which always depicts him surrounded by animals, in particular by a little pig whose snout sticks out from the saint's clothes as on the flag of Sant'Antonio.

Pascal Gross, 15 January 2003