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from I Comuni della Toscana, located by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002
Gonfalone of Abbadia San Salvatore, Siena province, Tuscany. The municipality has an area of 59 sq. km and 7,000 inhabitants. Its name comes from a Benedictine abbey founded in the VIIIth century by the Lombard ruler Erfo.
The coat of arms shows on silver the image of the Saviour emerging from the top of a chestnut tree in natural colours. This is an allegory of the foundation of the abbey mentioned above, which is said to have occurred after a miraculous appearance in the forest of Amiati.
Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002 and Ivan Sache, 15 September 2002