Montalcino, Origin of the name: The name “Montalcino” may derive from Mons Lucinus, the mount of Lucina in Latin, after the Roman goddess Lucina (the Greek Juno). A more widely accepted alternative holds that Montalcino derives from Mons Ilcinus or Monte Leccio, leccio being the Italian for holm oak or ilex (ilicis in Latin). The town’s Civil and Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art contains a coat of arms for Montalcino dating from the 14th-century made from onyx which shows the holm oak. The coat of arms of the Municipality of Montalcino features a holm oak atop three mountains.