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METZ

Département : Moselle
Additions : 1960 Borny, Magny, Vallières-lès-Metz

Blason de Metz

Official blazon

Parti d'argent et de sable.

Origin/meaning

The arms appear for the first time in 1394. The origin or meaning is not known, but the arms are most likely derived from the older banner of the city.

The arms did not change in time, but strangely enough, Hozier mentioned completely different arms for the city, see below.

On November 21, 1810 Napoleon granted the new arms, with a chief of a city of the first rank, and on the traditional arms a female figure holding a sword and banner. These arms were only used until October 12, 1816 when the old arms were restored.

Blason de Metz

The arms in Hozier (Armorial Général de France, 1696)
Blason de Metz

The arms by Napoleon in 1810
Seal of Metz

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Metz

Seal from around 1900
Blason de Metz

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Metz

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
Arms of Metz

The arms in the Continentale Verlags-Anstalt album, +/- 1910
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The arms on a postcard by Barré Dayez
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The arms on a postcard by Kroma
Arms of Metz

The arms in the Abadie albums


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