Brasschaat

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BRASSCHAAT

Province : Antwerpen

Wapen van Brasschaat

Official blazon

In rood, een zilveren zalm, recht gelegd, vergezeld in het hoofd van twee ruiten van 't zelfde, alles omringd van acht zoomswijze geplaatste St-Andrieskruisjes, insgelijks van zilver; het schild links gehouden door een St-Antonius aan de voeten van den heremijt liggende, insgelijks links, een geklokt varken, alles van zilver.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on June 21, 1913.

The crosses in the arms are derived form the arms of the 13th century Lords of Breda, from the Schooten family (see also Breda). Brasschaat historically belonged to Ekeren, which was a possession of the Lords of Breda until the 16th century. In the 16th century they were succeeded by the Princes of Salm-Salm, who used two salmon in their arms. The salmon in the lower half of the arms is derived from their arms. In turn the princes were succeeded by the Lalaing family. The two diamonds are derived from the arms of this family.

The supporter is St. Anthony, patron saint of the village.

Wapen van/Blason de Brasschaat

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Brasschaat

The arms on a police badge (source)

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Literature : Anonymous : Van evers en heiligen - wapens en vlaggen van de gemeenten in de provincie Antwerpen. Antwerpen, 1998.