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Official blazon

Argent Guttée-de-Sang on a Chief Gules a Lion passant guardant Or.


The arms were officially granted on August 14, 1570.

The arms above are of the old city and borough of Chichester and are still used by the city council.

The meaning and origin of the arms is not known.

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925

Literature : Scott-Giles, 1953