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Municipality of Rioseco de Soria (Castile and Leon, Spain)

Soria Province

Last modified: 2011-01-07 by eugene ipavec
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[Municipality of Rioseco de Soria (Castile and Leon, Spain)]
N.B.: reconstructed image, no original seen
image by Ivan Sache, 19 Nov 2010; coat of arms by Wikimedia User:Dgarcia29, 02 Jan 2010

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  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Coat of Arms


    The municipality of Rioseco de Soria (138 inhabitants in 2009, 5,002 ha) is located in the Soria Province, 30 km south-east of the provincial capital.

    Rioseco de Soria is mostly known for the Roman "villa rustica" (rural estate) found in Los Quitanares, 600 m south-east of the village. More than 30 paving mosaics have been found on the site, the best preserved showing the "Bust of Abundance." indeed the representation of a crowned woman holding a cornucopia filled with fruits, including grapes, a pine cone, an artichoke and grapevine leaves. Several coins and artefacts were found on the site, whose masterpiece is a white marble statue representing the god Saturn. Three columns of gray marble taken from the villa's ruins were reused in 1817 to build a pillory ("rollo") on the main square of the village.


    Ivan Sache, 19 Nov 2010


    The flag and arms of Rioseco de Soria are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 6 June 2008 by the Municipal Council, signed on 24 July 2008 by the Mayor, and published on 2 January 2009 in the official gazette of Castile and Leon, No. 1, p. 140. The symbols are described as follows:

    Municipal flag: Square panel in proportions 1:1, vertically divided into two equal stripes, blue at hoist and white at fly. In the middle, the colored municipal coat of arms.

    Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a pillory azure standing on waves azure and argent, 2. Azure three pans argent per pale surrounded by nine half moons of the same, three in chief, three in base and three sinister. The shield surmounted by the Royal Spanish crown.


    Ivan Sache, 19 Nov 2010