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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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What do you know about the Biscione?

Here's something I posted on another alfa forum site:

I'm curious about the origin(s) of the Alfa Romeo symbol and what it means, specifically the serpent or 'Biscione', which apparently dates back to the House of Visconti, and is now also the symbol for the city of Milan. What can you tell me about the history of the badge and the meaning behind the Biscione? There seems to be some confusion as to whether the serpent is devouring or giving birth to a child... which is it?

(please don't quote wiki, I'm after a reference with a bit more authority!)
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