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by Dov Gutterman,17 July 2002
I would like to inform you of the historical and actual flags of Albenga, an ancient Roman town in Liguria. The town, seat of the Ligures Ingauni, was "municipium" under Roman tule with the name of Albingaunum. In the XII century the town formed a free comune, which, from 1201 was allied with Genoa, as terra convenzionata. Its flag, prescribed by municipal laws, was yellow with a red Saint-George's cross (the same as on the municipal coat of arms), and was in use until the XVth century. In the XVIth century the militia of the town used a Genoese flag (white with red cross) with, in the first top quarter, the municipal flag, yellow with red cross.
Riccardo Musso, 17 July 2002
Albenga is in Savona Province, Liguria. Coat of Arms (indeed red cross on yellow) at <www.comune.albenga.sv.it>.
Dov Gutterman,17 July 2002