National Arms of Monaco
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Civic heraldry of Monaco
THE NATIONAL ARMS OF MONACO
These are the arms of the Grimaldi family. The supporters, two monks holding swords, recall how the disguise under which the first Grimaldi to rule over Monaco penetrated the fort in 1297. The chain is the Order of Charles the Holy and was added in the early 20th century.
The motto Deo Juvante, is Latin for With God's help and is the motto of the Grimaldi family.
The arms are also used by the Prince as well as the city of Monaco.
Offical use of the arms :
The arms in the Wapen- en Vlaggenboek van Gerrit Hesman (1708)
The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
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